Reflecting its Georgian heritage, The Old Rectory Gardens complement the elegance of The Old Rectory itself. Over many years the gardens have been developed by each of its owners and today include a circular rose garden, a lily pond, long, deep borders, a woodland walk and the highly regarded and much photographed Potager, designed by Rosemary Verey. In 2016 a new gravel border was added and there are ongoing plans for further upgrading and replanting, including the expansion of the woodland walk to create a further area of interest.
The gardens hold a wide variety of rare and unusual herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs. These included a veteran Robinia pseudoacacia, standard Lycianthes rantonnetii, Tibouchina urvilleana together with a varied collection of Salvia spp.. There are also many old roses in the gardens, including, a large Rosa ‘Raubritter’ across the south wall of the Rectory.
The Old Rectory Gardens have featured in both national and international publications and cover an area of about 3 acres (1.2 hectares). These are gardens for all seasons, so please check our Events Calendar in the ‘What’s Going On’ section, where you will find details of Open Days, Masterclasses, Special Events and Pop-up Events, as they emerge for the year ahead.
The Old Rectory
Northampton NN14 3BX
Coton Manor Gardens