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“Just lovely”
Review of Coton Manor Garden

Coton Manor Garden
Ranked #5 of 81 things to do in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Despite the grey showery day, the visit to this beautiful garden was so lovely. Great variety of planting with such thought and creativity. The colours and textures were amazing. How wonderful to see the flamingoes and various other fowl.
An extensive garden centre with lots of choice. Good lunch in the cafe, so nice to sit outside among the plants and entertained by Rodney ,who had quite a bit to say about it!

Thank inneedofrest
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We were staying in the area and decided to visit this garden and take a picnic as the forecast was good. We arrived 15 minutes before it opened and read a notice saying no picnics to be taken in the gardens. The best plans of mice etc. So we sat in the very nice car park on the grass under a tree and had our picnic there. At 12.15 we walked across the road and paid our £7 each. There is a nice café for food and drink and an extensive nursery with very healthy competitively priced plants. If you wish to buy plants you can enter free of charge to the nursery only. The gardens are superb and one of the best we have visited, because of the scale of it are ideas that can be incorporated at home. Superbly maintained and an interesting layout with a few surprises. Well worth the entrance money will go back in the Autumn to see how it changes.

1  Thank Jerryh227
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We visited gardens on a very hot Saturday end of July. We arrived at 12.00 and found the grounds relatively empty. These are one of the nicest gardens we have visited and concur with most the the other reviews. The views stretch beyond the perimeter of the gardens add to the charm. The gardens are very peaceful no road noise or interference from aircraft which spoilt the atmosphere at other gardens we have seen. We decided to have a break and eat at 1.30 to find the restaurant busy. We had a quiche and a ham baguette which were both excellent. We returned to the gardens to find them busier. The wild flower meadow had been cut and baled so not much to see there and the woods were fine for a walk in the shade but other than the majestic trees nothing else to see. I didn't observe the long horn cattle. We will definitely visit the gardens again probably a little earlier in the year to enjoy a different aspect with different flowers in bloom

Thank CrocodileRoc
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Beautiful gardens, full of colour and interest, a wildflower meadow full of flowers and butterflies and a bluebell wood (no bluebells in July, but lovely high shady beeches). Nursery with lots of unusual and reasonably priced plants. It's worth popping in for tea and cake if you are visiting other places nearby; tables set out under a huge shady tree, lots of homemade cake, very reasonable prices. Will visit again for the bluebells.

Thank katie48
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

There's not much to dislike here. It's a small garden compared to the Stately Homes, but there's much to see and enjoy, and re-enjoy at different times of the year. It's a place you can take visitors to the area to show what a great place Northamptonshire is.

We particularly like visiting in the spring when the bluebell wood is at its finest - (check on-line because the time when in bloom can vary a lot depending on the weather).

Plants are well-labelled and at the end of your visit you can purchase what you have liked from the nursery or the courtyard.

Children and adults alike enjoy meeting the fowl, flamingoes and the parrot which reside here. And there is a small refreshment area too. This family-run establishment also offers day courses led by some well-known gardening experts - which sound interesting for those who want to brush up their horticultural skills.

Car parking is across the road from the house and gardens and is free. Overspill takes place in a harvested field - so anyone with low suspension or a hot catalytic converter may be wary of taking their vehicle into this area.

Thank markwilkinson86
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