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Coton Manor

Listed under Gardens in Midlands, United Kingdom.

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If you love classic English planting and design then you will adore Coton. A honey coloured 17th century stone house surrounded by about ten acres of garden. The original garden was laid out in the 1920s but it has been immeasurably improved since Ian Pasley -Tyler married the very talented plantswoman Susie. They have lived at Coton for years and Susie has completely revitalised all the borders as well as bringing new areas into the garden. There is a new rill that tumbles down the hill through the old orchard, woodland gardens, wildflower meadows, a bluebell wood (of uncanny intensity) and (for the non gardener) a fine selection of ornamental birds ranging from sultry flamingoes to the grandiosely named bantams Millfleurbarbu d’Uccle.

There is also a thriving plant centre, restaurant and garden school (which hosts some very distinguished lecturers).

Written by  James Alexander-Sinclair.

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