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Open 2pm–5.30pm, 1 May–26 Sep.


Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times


10 miles north of Northampton.

13 acres (5.2ha)

01604 505808

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Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.

National Gardening Scheme dates

Please see NGS website


  • Café
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled facilities
  • Group rates
  • Guide dogs only
  • Parking
  • Picnics allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets


  • Champion trees
  • Colour themed borders
  • Cottage planting
  • Herbaceous border
  • Pond or lake
  • Sculpture
  • Water garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Mr & Mrs A.R. Macdonald-Buchanan

Cottesbrooke is the garden with everything - a short drive through majestic parkland with a classical bridge and a fabulously pretty house. A remarkable 18th-century landscaped park with lakes and drifts of daffodils and primulas along with many Scheemakers's statues from Stowe, pergolas, allées and a 300-year-old cedar. It boasts new developments each year, immaculate maintenance, plants-a-plenty and the signatures of Geoffrey Jellicoe, Sylvia Crowe, James Alexander-Sinclair and Arne Maynard among the designers who have helped develop it.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Topiary
  • Waterlilies
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

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