Coughton's autumnal garden
Autumn is here and there is so much to see outside. Come and enjoy it with us.
Wrap up warm, crunch through fallen leaves and watch squirrels scurry up ancient oak trees along tree-lined paths as autumn arrives at Coughton. Experience the seasons changing in the garden, spot some wildlife in the woodland and enjoy the peace and quiet as the season transforms around you.
There are still so many flowers out in the gardens this autumn. We are well known for our roses but there are also dahlias, phlox and many more. Enjoy them before the frosts take them away. Some of our roses produce really attractive hips which are worth seeing in their own right.
One of our gardeners favourite roses is the 'Little White Pet' which you can see in the borders as you approach the entrance to the house. It has a second flowering period during the autumn which will last for a long time. It is a very old variety, introduced 1879, but still a valuable part of the garden today.
The bog garden is looking very different this autumn following the major conservation work that was carried out in 2019. There is much more water visible and many areas have been replanted.
Wild flowers and fruit
We always have wild flowers flowering all around but as autumn arrives we see the fruits as well. Elderberries can be used in cooking, to make cordials or wine.