Daffodils at Coughton Court
Coughton Court has a spring garden which was opened in honour of the late Dr Tom D Throckmorton, affectionately known as the ‘Dean of Daffodils’, who bred over 50 cultivars in his lifetime.
Dr Tom was the first person to build a database for daffodils and later devised a flexible colour-coding system that was adopted by the International Daffodil Register and is used throughout the world.
In recognition of this work, the RHS awarded Dr Tom the prestigious Peter Barr Memorial Cup in 1977.
The Dr Tom memorial garden was designed by Christina Williams - daughter of Mrs Clare MacLaren-Throckmorton - and brought to life by the Head Gardener and his team.
Come and see over 2,000 daffodils from 20 of Dr Tom’s varieties such as ‘Class Act’, ‘Star Wish’, ‘White Tie’ and ‘Spring Tonic’.