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Cottesbrooke, Northampton,
Northampton, NN6 8PF

01604 505808

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

1st May - end Sept
May & June; Wed and Thurs; 2pm - 5.30pm
July, Aug & Sept; Thurs; 2pm - 5.30pm,
Plus BH Mons (May - Sept) 2pm - 5.30pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

1st May to end Sept; May & June; Wed and Thurs. July, Aug & Sept; Thurs. 2pm - 5.30pm

National Garden Scheme days: Yes


Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring Summer Autumn

To see:

Allium display and extensive bulb planting. Planters, double herbaceous borders running over 60m. Autumn flowering cyclamen and beautiful specimen trees

Admission Prices

House and Gardens (incl. 45 min. guided tour of house): Adult £8.50; Concessions £7.50; Child (5-14 yrs) £5.00.
Gardens Only: Adults £6.00; Concessions £5.50; Child (5-14 yrs) £4.00. Group prices on application.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Assistance dogs allowed. Lunches by arrangement only. Afternoon tea and homemade cakes. Disabled: Limited access to gardens only. Please contact the Administrator for further info about disabled access.

Garden Features & Events

Winner of the HHA / Christies Garden of the Year Award Nominated as one of the best gardens in the world by 2007 publication; 1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Highgate House


The Pytchley, West Haddon
The Red Lion, East Haddon
Bruernes Lock Restaurant

Inns & Pubs:

The Kings Head, Spratton
The Stags Head, Maidwell
The Lamport Swan, Lamport
The Coach & Horses, Brixworth
The Pytchley, West Haddon
The Red Lion, East Haddon

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Market Harborough

Description of Garden

Cottesbrooke Hall is a magnificent Queen Anne house dating from 1702. It contains a unique collection of furniture and sporting art and is surrounded by award-winning formal and wild gardens of approximately 13 acres.

Wandering in the renowned gardens, winner of the HHA/Christie's 'Garden of the Year Award' 2000, visitors will see the huge 300 year old cedar of Lebanon, double herbaceous borders, pools and lily ponds. There is a Yew Statue walk with pergolas, a rose garden and, on the south front, a formal parterre frames the vista towards the famous 7th century church and Brixworth. In spring the Wild Garden, planted along the course of a running stream with stepping stones, cascades and arched bridges, comes alive with spring bulbs and, later in the season, the wonderful colours of acers and rhododendrons with bamboos and gunneras can be seen. In mid-summer, visitors may enjoy the splendid array of planters in the individually planted courtyard gardens whilst relaxing on one of the seats, many of which have captivating views over the lake and Park.

History Of Garden

A number of distinguished landscape designers have been involved in developing the gardens. These include Edward Schultz earlier this century, Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe before the Second World War and Dame Sylvia Crowe. More recently both James Alexander-Sinclair and Arne Maynard have reworked the Terrace borders and Statue walk border and Angel Collins has designed the planters. The gardens have, in the main, been developed during the course of the present century.

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