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Coughton, Alcester,
Warwickshire, B49 5JA



Listed By

William Donelson

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

1st Apr - 28th June; Wed - Sun; 1st Jul - 31st Aug; 2nd Sept - 30th Sept; 1st Oct - 1st Nov; 11am - 5.30pmOpen Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Tuesdays following a Bank HolidayAdmission by timed ticket at weekends and on busy days. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

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

Dates as per gardens,
open 11am - 5.00pm,
30 March to 30 June - W,T,F,S,S,
2 Jul, 1 Sep: T,W,T,F,S,S,
4 Sep - 29 Sep: W,T,F,S,S,
3 Oct - 3 Nov: T,F,S,S

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

See website

Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:

-Early Spring: The warm yellow daffodils will be in full bloom; some have come all the way from America.
- Late Spring: Enjoy a stroll through a carpet of bluebells or take a walk along the river amongst the wild garlu00c9
- Summer: sniff your way through the gardens as the award winning Rose Labyrinth comes into bloom.
- Autumn: meander through the orchard as the blossoms turn to fruit and pop into the veggie patch.

Admission Prices

House, Garden & Grounds: Adult £9.35; Child £4.70; Family£23.60
Garden & Grounds: Adult £6.10; Child £3.00; Family £15.45; Groups £5.75
Walled Garden: £2.50 for NT members (included in admission price for non-members).

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

Otter Holt Family Day - Join our Ranger and his team to help create an Otter Holt on the riverside to encourage these beautiful and secretive creatures to move in. Sat 6 April, 11am - 4pm. Normal admission applies.

Coughton Garden Festival - discover something new at Coughton with our first Spring Garden Festival. A celebration of the season including a variety of tours; weekend shopping village; talks and workshops by the Throckmorton family Head Gardener and local garden experts and the chance to get some top tips at Coughton's version of Gardeners Question Time hosted by Christina Williams designer of the gardens at Coughton Court.

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Description of Garden

The centrepiece is the famous walled garden, with a concentration of roses and herbaceous plants. There is something for everyone in horticultural terms: a bod garden, formal lawns, vegetable garden, orchard, riverside walks and a formal garden in the courtyard.
Step in to the veggie patch created by the Head Gardener.

Meander through the orchard and see if you can identify the quince, plum, gage and medlar.

We've got all sorts of water features at Coughton including the expansive Westminster pool.
the Throckmorton family created and continues to manage these spectacular award winning gardens.

Amble along the boardwalks in the bog garden. The walled garden is divided in to a series of 'garden rooms.'

History Of Garden

Coughton Court has been the home of the Throckmorton family since 1409. It holds a unique place in English history with its close connections to the gunpowder plot of 1605. The house stands in 25 acres of grounds containing some of the most breathtaking gardens in the country. It was Clare McLaren-Throckmorton's intention to create a garden that complements the beautiful house, and to give it the setting it deserves. She also wanted to create a wide variety of gardens: formal and informal, traditional and innovative. The gardens are now mature and varied and are solely managed by the Throckmorton family. for more detailed information on the gardens and their history please visit

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