Coughton gardens in autumn
The Throckmorton family created and continues to manage the spectacular award-winning gardens here at Coughton Court. There is something for everyone. Highlights include the walled garden, lake, knot garden, vegetable garden, orchard and bog garden.
Our aim has been to create a garden worthy of such an important historic house and to provide enjoyment for our visitors. The focus has been on variety, in planting and design, combining the best of old and new and extending the flowering period so that there will always be something of interest for our visitors, whatever the season.
The gardens were designed to complement the house, with the courtyard garden based on Elizabethan knot gardens to echo the Tudor gatehouse. In contrast to this formality the walled garden was designed as a series of ‘garden rooms’. Each space was given a different theme or colour including the hot and cool Borders and the spectacular rose labyrinth which boasts over 200 different varieties of roses.
Step into the veggie patch created by Head Gardener Sam Tippens and see what you can spot; it might even give you some inspiration to start your own patch at home. There’s always something exciting growing in the veggie patch.
The butternut squash is a member of the cucurbita family. It comes in lots of different shapes and colours and can be cooked in many different ways. How many can you see?
Fed by fresh water from the spring, the bog garden is host to gunnera the size of elephant ears, hostas and the Japanese anenomies which create a dramatic display in the autumn.
We’ve got all sorts of water features here at Coughton including the expansive Westminster pool, the symmetrical Courtyard quatrefoil pool, the marshy bog garden, the River Arrow, the weir stream and the tranquil pool garden set within the walled garden.
Still grown and run by the Throckmorton family you can take home a plant today grown here at Coughton Court. If you catch a friendly gardener they’ll even tell you how to look after it.
There is so much to see in the autumn. The pumpkins in the vegetable garden are ready for the Hallow'een celebrations, the appleas are ripe on the trees in the orchard and many flowers will continue flowering until the first frosts.