Old Rectory

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Sudborough, Kettering,
Northampton, NN14 3BX




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2018-01-22 05:56:10

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open 1st March to 30th September; Daily; 10am - 6pm WILL BE CLOSED during 2013

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Sunday 22nd April 2-6pm £5.00 Children free. Teas in aid of All Saints Sudborough Fabric Fund. Sunday 17th June 2-6pm in conjunction with Marie Curie Cancer Care. £5.00 children Free.

Best Times of Year to Visit:

April May June Sept

To see:

Spring bulbs and hellebores Tulips, Peonies Roses Potager

Admission Prices

Adults £5.00; Children free, Tea & biscuits £2.00 WILL BE CLOSED during 2013

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

Tea and biscuits £2.00 always available.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Thatches on the Green, Weldon, Corby

Inns & Pubs:

Snooty Fox, Lowick Pheasant Inn, Keyston Vane Arms, Sudborough

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:


Description of Garden

Set in open countryside on the edge of a pretty Northamptonshire village, The Old Rectory is a fine Georgian house surrounded by a two-acre Plantsman's Garden which was started in 1984. The Old Rectory Gardens comprise a blend of traditional style and contemporary design that changes form and colour with the seasons. The pond area features a mass of spring bulbs and unusual trees, but nearby an extensive collection of hellebores forms an early spring border and colour-schemed herbaceous, mixed shrub and rose borders contrast with a more formal trellis-backed rose garden. Year round, in courtyards and terraces, containers add texture and tone.

The renowned potager, designed in 1985 by Rosemary Verey and developed over the years, offers decorative as well as practical schemes in summer and autumn. The Ilex crenata-edged beds are filled with a variety of herbs, vegetables and fruit. Narrow brick paths add formality, while hazel arches and tripods create strong vertical lines which are covered by climbers in the summer.

The woodland park, which starts at Harper's Brook, is along part of a disused narrow gauge ironstone tramway. The owner, assisted by garden designer Rupert Golby, see the gardens as a continuous project and improvements are undertaken year by year. The gardens have been featured in many books and national publications, including Rosemary Verey's Garden Plans and David Hicks' My Kind of Garden.

History Of Garden

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