Enjoy the gardens at Coughton this summer

The bog garden at Coughton Court

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 from the sunken gardens to lakeside views, orchard and peaceful bog garden.

Our aim here at Coughton has always been to create a garden worthy of such an important historic house and to provide enjoyment for our visitors. There is a huge amount of variety in gardens and the gardeners are always striving to extend the flowering period so that there will always be something for our visitors to see no matter what the season.The garden has recently been chosen as 'The English Garden of the Week' by an international magazine/website. The article can be read here.

Stunning summer colour
View of the walled garden
Stunning summer colour

Coughton's walled garden is currently closed to ensure we can accommodate social distancing and ensure the gardeners have a safe working environment but we'd hate it if all their hard work wasn't enjoyed by our visitors so we'll be updating the above article to show you this beautiful garden throughout the summer months.

Bog garden

The largest plant in the bog garden is the gunnera but there is lots more to enjoy during your stroll with plenty of colourful plant and bird life. The bog garden has been cleared, enhanced and replanted since last summer. Do come along and have a look at the progress.

The gunnera is very happy in our bog garden.
Gunnera at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
The gunnera is very happy in our bog garden.

Flowers

If you are looking for flowers, we have them everywhere from the moment you walk past the welcome centre, around the courtyard and throughout the gardens. In early summer look out for the peonies and foxgloves, roses around the sunken gardens and the plants and flowers growing in the bog garden.

Insects love to visit our summer garden
Close up of a flower at Coughton
Insects love to visit our summer garden

Vegetable garden

Take a stroll around the outside of the vegetable garden where you'll see our new raised beds which were all replaced last year and we are hoping for some tasty crops. The weather, of course, plays a part in this so we are wishing for a good summer.

Everything is growing in our vegetable garden
Vegetable garden at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
Everything is growing in our vegetable garden

We do hope you enjoy a peaceful stroll around our gardens which are lovingly cared for throughout the year.