... in the heart of the East Midlands
The house in Winter
Coton Manor Garden

2021 SEASON 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: The garden is now open for the season but will need to restrict numbers in accordance with Government guidelines – please be patient – if the garden is at capacity you will be asked to wait until enough visitors leave to allow more to be admitted.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by having to restrict numbers but our priority must be to keep visitors and staff safe and to adhere to Government guidelines.

The cafe and nursery will be open to paying garden visitors only until restrictions are removed.


TUESDAY to SUNDAY: 11.00am – 5.30pm

Closed on Mondays – except Bank Holidays


We expect the bluebells to continue to look good until at least 16th May after which they will start to fade. We will need to restrict numbers as mentioned above so if you do not want to queue please try to avoid the lunchtime period as experience shows that mid to late afternoon is much quieter in the garden.  Please note that due to recent heavy rain access to the bluebell wood is not possible for wheelchairs at the moment. 

This beautiful garden at Coton Manor occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone. The 10 acre garden has luxuriant borders that will delight the plant enthusiast while everyone will enjoy the garden’s charm and special atmosphere, with colour and interest throughout the seasons. Beyond the garden is a magical five acre bluebell wood and a wildflower meadow.

The Stableyard Cafe serves homemade lunches and teas when the garden is open. The extensive nursery has over a thousand varieties of plants, many of which are unusual and are propagated from the garden.

Winner's of the Nation's Favourite Garden Award

We are delighted to announce that we won The Nation’s Favourite Garden as voted by garden visitors in conjunction with The English Garden magazine and NGS – thank you to all our wonderful supporters who took the trouble to vote for us.

Visit the NGS ‘The Nation’s Favourite Garden’ website

You will never be disappointed whatever the season. For lovers of gardens whether yours is large or small this must surely be one of the finest gardens in England. Every corner you turn provides a 'wow' factor. Masses of snowdrops followed by millions of bluebells in the Spring, roses and clematis delight the eye in Summer along with the amazing herbaceous borders, not forgetting the wild flower meadow. Too much to describe to anyone who has never visited. On top of all these delights there is a wonderful tea room and as for the variety of plants for sale!! Just go and see for yourself.​