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Quinton Old Rectory Garden

A tranquil and thoughtfully-designed private garden.

  • 4.7

  • from 7 Google reviews

An archway at the end of a line of trees at Quinton Old Rectory Garden
An archway at the end of a line of trees at Quinton Old Rectory Garden

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About the garden

A three acre garden with eccelsiastical influences, surrounding a family home; a former Northamptonshire Rectory. The Georgian-styled garden intertwines the historical perspective with a modern aesthetic, creating a tranquil space that is welcoming to both people and nature.

Formal and informal areas combine through a series of garden rooms that seamlessly blend, with areas dedicated to supporting wildlife, creating a hub for outdoor family living, for reflection and contemplation and growing organic produce. The garden was designed in 2014 by Anoushka Feiler, who won Homes & Gardens magazine "Best Design" award for her innovative layout.

Opening times

OPEN for events and open days 2022 Open Days: May 12th, 19th and 26th June 2nd and 30th July 21st September 1st, 8th and 22nd

Useful details

Garden area

3 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - You can lock up your bike

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).



Northamptonshire, NN7 2ED

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Public Transport
Although infrequent, there's a bus service that drops and picks up a couple of minutes walk from our garden; service 33A, which departs from either Northampton bus station or Milton Keynes railway station.
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Upcoming events

Photography Workshop

Jun 09 14:00-17:00

Join us on June 9th for a photography workshop afternoon at Quinton Old Rectory Garden in collaboration with Clive Nichol, “Britain's Best Garden Photographer’

Includes welcome drinks, a presentation and a practical demonstration in the garden as Clive shares his tips and tricks to capture the very best garden images. We'll break for tea and cake and then away you go into the undergrowth!

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Songs at Sunset Friday, June 24, 6:30-9:00 PM

Jun 24 Fr 18:30-21:00

The concert kicks off our weekend celebration of poetry, with a carefully curated selection of songs referencing nature and literature, bound together with short readings of poetry. We’re hosting the concert in support of Olney based charity Advantage Africa, a cause that we’ve been close to for many years now. We’ll have an onsite bar operating where you can buy wine, fizz, bottled beer and soft drinks before the concert and during the interval.

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The Poetry of Yoga (and a swim!) Saturday, June 25, 9:30-11:00 AM

Jun 25

Led by the wonderful Sue Wood, you can expect a gentle flow sequence as Sue guides us on a poetic journey within, with plenty of words and inspiration along the way. The yoga session will close with an extended relaxation, with a poetic accompaniment

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Morning has Spoken Saturday, June 25, 11:30 -12:30 PM

Jun 25

We’ll be welcoming our first readers of the day to our poetry marquee for an hour long exploration of the theme of nature through poetry.

We have four diverse poets lined up for the session, each with their own unique take on the topic, and we think you’ll be energised and inspired by what our Morning has Spoken poets have to convey.

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Poetry Writing Workshop - Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Jun 25

We’re very excited to be welcoming Jane Commane to the garden to lead our very first poetry writing workshop.

After an introductory session with Jane, participants will be encouraged to explore the gardens and seek inspiration for their own writing, before returning to the poetry marquee to capture their thoughts through poetry, under Jane’s expert guidance, before wrapping up with a facilitated discussion about continuing the writing journey.

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Carol Ann Duffy Gala Evening Saturday, June 25, 2022 5:30-8:30 PM

Jun 25

Carol Ann will be reading a selection of her many poems from 6pm, but our event opens a little earlier to allow you time to buy drinks and enjoy the garden before the poetry begins. After her hour long reading, Carol Ann will be signing books, and we’ll have a selection of her collections for sale on the day should you wish to buy one

It’s a tough ask to follow Carol Ann, but we’ve curated a selection of readers for you who we think are more than up to the job; we’ll be concluding our gala evening with readings from three poets chosen to entertain, inspire and challenge before bringing events to a close at around 8.30pm

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Garden Poetry Tours

Jun 26 Su 10:00-13:00

Join a small group guided tour and find out more about the history and ethos of the garden, interspersed with nature poetry and readings.

Our tour guides share a love of gardens and of poetry and will entertain you with words ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary voices and your tour will end with tea and cake on the patio and the option for further garden exploration at your leisure.

Each tour will last for approximately 45 minutes.

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Cooking with Herbs Workshop Thursday, July 7, 2022 11:00 AM 2:00 PM

Jul 07 Th 11:00-14:00

The garden’s healing herb heart, full of therapeutic, medicinal and culinary herbs, is a recent addition to the garden and has inspired this latest workshop offering.

Joining instructions will be sent to all participants a week or so before the event.

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Single-Day Ticket - valid for entry only on the date selected below.

  • Quiet sessions with a maximum of 50 visitors
  • You may bring your own picnic
  • Owners will talk about the garden & answer questions
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 7 Google reviews

Oli Parker

4 months ago


Beautifully crafted garden with new surprises at the end of every path

marek maolat

a year ago


Beautiful season to visit for a walk in this blissfull weather.


a year ago


A beautiful garden. Well worth a visit.

biggs682 Biggs

a year ago


My favourite set of gates

Sharon Gaiger

a year ago


Absolutely amazing

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