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Taken in the grounds at Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire in August 2009.

 

Excerpt from Coughton Court's own website:

 

The gardens at Coughton Court are of special significance. First developed in 1991, they have now reached a high degree of maturity and are recognised as being amongst the best in England.

 

The centrepiece is the famous walled garden, with a concentration of roses and herbaceous plants. There is something for everyone in horticultural terms: a bog garden, formal lawns, vegetable garden, orchard, riverside walks, and a formal garden in the courtyard. New for 2009 is a daffodil garden devoted to the rare Throckmorton daffodils developed by the late Dr Tom Throckmorton, and a soft fruit garden.

 

Coughton Court’s gardens, designed by Christina Williams daughter of Clare McLaren-Throckmorton, the present owner of Coughton Court, have been described in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Recommended Gardens 2009 as “breathtaking”. In 2006, the gardens were given the Award of Garden Excellence by the World Federation of Rose Societies, the first time such an accolade has been awarded to a garden in the UK.

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Taken on August 23, 2009