Daffodils at Coughton Court

Daffodils at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

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.

It won't be long before the daffodils are out
Daffodils budding at Coughton
It won't be long before the daffodils are out

In recognition of this work, the RHS awarded Dr Tom the prestigious Peter Barr Memorial Cup in 1977.

It wouldn't be spring without daffodils
Dr Tom memorial garden at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
It wouldn't be spring without daffodils

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.

We have a very wide range of daffodils here at Coughton Court
Daffodils at Coughton
We have a very wide range of daffodils here at Coughton Court

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’.