Last year I shared pictures of the courtyard garden at Cothay Manor. This post is take two, about the rest of the garden. I’m skimping on the words this time around, and concentrating on the pictures.
The whole garden is a lovely mix of formal and informal; the planting everywhere softens the geometry.
I tried to find out the name for the shape cut into the lawn below this decorative tree but drew a blank. It’s a hexagon pulled outwards. Although I didn’t get a great picture, I found it utterly charming with all the layers of interest.
After I shared another shot of these ramblers recently, Maureen (Oddment) and I had been wondering whether it was wise to wish for the medieval manor house as well as its rambling roses because of the dusting involved. I made no mention of the mullioned windows.
It turns out this was not all pipe dream as the house is up for sale (offers above £5 million). I’m going to have to pass, but if you’d like to look inside, now’s your chance.
I feel a bit chastened learning the manor is for sale. It’s w-a-a-a-y out of my way, but it would be a shame if people were no longer able to visit. The garden was very quiet on the hot summer day of our visit and the current climate is not helping gardens to survive.
33 Replies to “Cothay Manor Garden”
beautiful in and out!
Isn’t it just!
You have such a splendid eye for composition, Susan.
That’s very kind of you to say so, Derrick.
The house looks as though it could be haunted.
It does have a very long history.
Oh how enchantin. Thank you for bringing joy with these beautiful pictures.
That’s lovely to hear. I’m so pleased you liked them.
You are most welcome.
It is a lovely garden, and it would be such a shame if public access is lost. I always enjoyed visiting old houses / gardens in the UK, but never had the slightest desire to live in one. Having said that, I did briefly have a flat in Gayhurst House, near Newport Pagnell. It came with a gardener though.
Buildings like that (and this one) often have such wonderfully proportioned rooms. I love a tall ceiling.
Me too, though these days I get all practical about the cost of heating etc. 🤨
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