Coughton's autumnal garden
Autumn is here and there is so much to see outside. Come and enjoy it with us.
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 Court. 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 will look a little different this autumn as it is undergoing a major overhaul and conservation exercise. The very dry summer has helped with this task as the bog almost completely dried up. The bulrushes and gunnera were taking over. Some of them are being removed and some divided and 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.