Cottesbrooke Hall

Thirteen acres of evolving gardens, developed by famous landscape architect and garden designers.

Water lillies.

31 August 2023


Entrance fee:
£25 per adult (including refreshments) children free
Garden owners:
Alistair and Sheran MacDonald-Buchanan

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Thirteen acres of constantly evolving gardens reflecting the changing tastes and vision of three generations of keen gardeners. The gardens wrap around the west side of the house in a series of rooms – gardens themselves – divided by formal hedging and warm brick walls, with views and vistas punctuated by statuary. Beyond the gardens, the park provides a stunning backdrop with vistas towards far distant ridges and churches, notably All Saints Brixworth (680ad), lakes and wonderful trees.

The gardens have, in turn, been developed by the famous landscape architect, Geoffrey Jellicoe, Sylvia Crowe and more recently garden designers Arne Maynard and James Alexander Sinclair have introduced interesting plants, trees and shrubs – a plantsperson’s paradise. With the arrival of Jenny Barnes as head gardener, famous for her unique pruning technique and “rose sculpture”, a new rose planting programme is underway, and the Terrace Border has been dug up and replanted providing more exuberance to this magical place.

Cottesbrooke Hall


  • dogs on leads
  • wheelchair accessible
  • refreshments