The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden, opened by Alan Titchmarsh in 1996, is undoubtedly the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Coughton Court gardens.

Comprising a series of ‘garden rooms’, the Walled Garden provides a range of garden experiences, including the Red Garden, White Garden, Rose Labyrinth, Early Summer Garden, Pool Garden, and Hot & Cool Garden – a riot of colour provided by two magnificent herbaceous borders, dedicated to the memory of Professor Alphonsus d’Abreu, father of Clare McLaren-Throckmorton, the present owner of Coughton Court.


The Walled Garden also hosts a recent sculpture by Rosie Musgrave, the Tsunami Noni. This is situated in the Pool Garden. First seen by Mrs McLaren-Throckmorton and her late husband, Andrew McLaren, in Exeter Cathedral in 2005, this sculpture was carved from a single piece of limestone over 140 million years old. It serves as a lasting memorial to the victims of the Asian Tsunami in 2004 and to Mr McLaren, who died before the sculpture could be unveiled in 2007.

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