WOODBOROUGH Horticultural Society reports that spaces are still available on its day trip to Coton Manor on Saturday 8 June 2013.
Coton Manor lies in peaceful Northamptonshire countryside and enjoys beautiful views providing an ideal setting for the garden. The ten acre garden, laid out in 1925 by the grandparents of the present owner, occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.
Landscaped on different levels, it comprises a series of distinctive smaller gardens, providing variety and interest throughout the season, and enhanced by flowing streams, fountains and ponds. Beyond the confines of the garden, there is a colourful wildflower meadow at its best in June and July – just right for this visit.
The house itself provides a central focus for the garden with the walls supporting unusual climbing roses, clematis and shrubs while the York stone terraces display numerous pots overflowing with pelargoniums, verbenas, heliotropes, salvias, and agapanthus.
The site includes a café for lunches and afternoon teas and a nursery and garden shop.
The proposed itinerary is as follows:-
- Depart Four Bells car park at 9.45am
- Arrive Coton Manor Gardens at approx. 11.15am
- Depart Coton Manor Gardens at 4.00pm
- Arrive Four Bells car park at 5.30pm approx.
The total cost of the trip is £16.00 per person (based on 40 coach passengers). This includes admission to the gardens and return coach journey. The trip is open to members and non-members and is on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested in going on this trip, please contact Malcolm on 0115 965 2753.