Coughton's winter garden

Lime tree avenue at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

The Throckmorton family created and continues to manage the spectacular award-winning gardens here at Coughton Court. There is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the seasons and highlights include the roses in the walled garden, daffodils around the lake and the plentiful vegetable garden, orchard and bog garden. We are closed for the winter season but there is still lots going on.

Throughout the winter there are preparations going on for the following seasons whilst there are plants resting during the cold season and for others winter is their special time.

The red branches look great
River at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Some shrubs go unnoticed during the summer season but when they drop their leaves in winter the colour of their branches shines out.

Winter sunshine
Catkins at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Along the riverside walk the catkins on the hazels are preparing themselves for spring.

There are still flowers at this time of the year
Christmas rose at Coughton Court

This is the season for the Christmas rose or Helleborus Niger. It might look pretty but it is poisonous.

All wrapped up for winter
Shrubs wrapped for winter at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Some of the plants are tender and have to have special attention during winter to protect them from the frosts so they are wrapped up well.

Winter is a good time to carry out repairs
Garden Conservation at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Winter is also a good time to carry out works so that our visitors can see the garden uninterrupted whilst we are open.