New at Coughton Court for 2016
There is a lot to see here at Coughton Court this Spring. Do come along and visit us.
"I am excited about the new display in the Panelled Dining Room this season. 2016 marks 100 years since Lieutenant Colonel Courtenay Throckmorton was killed in action in Mesopotamia in the First World War. To commemorate the anniversary we have created a farewell dinner party for Courtenay allowing us to tell his story and those of other soldiers from the Coughton estate. The display is titled ‘A Farewell to Arms’ and features the work of a local artist, Jennifer Collier, who is making a beautiful centrepiece of paper flowers spilling out onto the table. The paper flowers are made from documents relating to the men, such as medal cards and maps. I’m really looking forward to seeing it installed, as I helped to make some of the flowers and they were a labour of love!"
Rebecca Farr, Conservation and Engagement Manager
“I’m really looking forward to the weather warming up! Not purely for my own wellbeing either. There are a number of fantastic things that come out with the sun. Our excellent herb border to the back of our kitchen comes alive with all manner of evocative smells as the sun returns. So too will I have a more justifiable reason than gluttony to start ordering the new flavours of ice cream from our local supplier Bennet’s. But perhaps what I’m most excited about is elderflower, which lines the banks of the stream that runs through our estate. Elderflower for me is both a quintessential English fragrance and flavour, and I can’t wait to start foraging and including it in some of our cake and dessert recipes”
Daniel Newman, Catering Manager
Marketing and Events
"There are many things which I’m looking forward to in the upcoming year; the arrival of the Jacobs lambs, a new theatre company coming to perform Peter Pan and new for this year Silent Night Christmas Tours to name a few. However, the thing I’m most looking forward to is seeing the seasons transform around the Court. Here at Coughton the changing of the seasons are marked by which flowers are in bloom and there’s always something beautiful to see in the gardens whenever you visit. First come the white snowdrops by the riverside, followed by thousands of daffodils, then a shimmering carpet of bluebells. The beautiful roses in the Walled Garden lead us into summer and finally the wisteria and the herbaceous borders bloom well into autumn."
Abi Cole Marketing and Events Officer