The Dean of 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. We are also privileged to host the Daffodil Society National Show on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April, 12:00 - 16:00.

A plant pioneer

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.

Award winning work

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

Visit the garden

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


Visit the Daffodil Society National Show 2017

The Daffodil Society National Show is an amazing sight
Daffodil Society National Show at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

The Daffodil Society will be returning to Coughton Court for their National Show on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April, 12:00 - 16:00, with hundreds of exhibits, new varieties, and experts on hand to answer questions.

Please note: this year you will need to book an Easter admission ticket to gain access to the Daffodil Festival. Tickets are available via the website or by calling the box office on 0344 249 1895