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Mulberry Cottage

Northampton

½ acre cottage style family garden around a C17 farmhouse (not open), with interesting trees and herbaceous perennials, secret walks, chickens and bees.
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    If one were to stand in the middle of the lawn, the garden would give a very traditional appearance of edge borders with the dominance of a black Mulberry tree that may well be 250 years old. However, the garden has many hidden subtleties. As one enters from the bottom of the gravel drive, a deep sloping border on the right (home to 100s of tulips in the spring, later a herbaceous ‘hot’ border) cuts off much of the view of the long 17th century house and create privacy. The design has been to create secret areas, and these start with an almost unnoticed path into a tiny woodland area, at its best in the spring. Going behind the garage and up steps, lined with Alliums, one emerges under the Mulberry tree. The ‘secret’ paths continue through a pergola walk breaking up the far border with climbing roses and clemati. When one emerges from this, suddenly the rich Northamptonshire sandstone, of what was once a farmhouse, is revealed. The garden contains a number of ornaments and is very child friendly, with chickens to entertain everyone and eat pests (not the children!) We are starting bee keeping in the garden and hopefully they will be as well behaved.

Mulberry Cottage- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Kerry Herd

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How to find us

Mulberry Cottage
6 Yew Tree Lane
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN6 8HL

6½m NNW of Northampton.
Accessibility information

Partial wheelchair access.

More about Mulberry Cottage

If one were to stand in the middle of the lawn, the garden would give a very traditional appearance of edge borders with the dominance of a black Mulberry tree that may well be 250 years old. However, the garden has many hidden subtleties. As one enters from the bottom of the gravel drive, a deep sloping border on the right (home to 100s of tulips in the spring, later a herbaceous ‘hot’ border) cuts off much of the view of the long 17th century house and create privacy. The design has been to create secret areas, and these start with an almost unnoticed path into a tiny woodland area, at its best in the spring. Going behind the garage and up steps, lined with Alliums, one emerges under the Mulberry tree. The ‘secret’ paths continue through a pergola walk breaking up the far border with climbing roses and clemati. When one emerges from this, suddenly the rich Northamptonshire sandstone, of what was once a farmhouse, is revealed. The garden contains a number of ornaments and is very child friendly, with chickens to entertain everyone and eat pests (not the children!) We are starting bee keeping in the garden and hopefully they will be as well behaved.

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