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Behind the Old Rectory in Sudborough, lies an irresistible English garden in Northamptonshire open to the public. The Rectory sits amid two and a half acres of land sloping gently down to Harper’s brook and beyond into open countryside. The Old Rectory Gardens are open to the public between March and September.
view from the pond to the RectoryThe gardens are generously proportioned with well stocked borders lining sweeping lawns leading to the brook; from here visitors to the Old Rectory Gardens can cross the rustic bridge to explore the shady woodland area.
Wandering through the gardens you are likely to find a profusion of Snowdrops, Aconites, Hellebores and Narcissi in Spring. A little later the blossom of the Prunus and Apple trees create an even more beautiful scene. This is followed by the superb and extensive collection of Iris and Peonies, both herbaceous and enormous Tree Peonies. Summer is the time to enjoy the fragrant David Austin roses filling the formal rose circle, surrounded by Nepeta, Delphiniums and Salvias. The many containers on and around the Rectory terrace, filled with Agapanthus, Pelargoniums and herbs, complete a delightful picture.