Flamingos in The Magic Garden — Coton Manor Gardens

An afternoon walk at Coton Manor Gardens is literally one of the best things in life. In my humble opinion.

It’s certainly one of my favourite things about living where we do.

We’ve been treated to some beautiful autumnal weather recently haven’t we? And making the most of it, whilst we can, is something that we should all do every so often. 

I find sitting in front of a computer screen — day in-day out — is just not good for the soul, so occasionally it’s lovely to get outside, breathe some fresh air and fill our senses with something gorgeous.

So on Friday, last week, a good friend (and fellow villager) and I decided to down tools and spend the afternoon at Coton.

Which is arguably one of the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever set foot in.

Coton Manor is one of the most beautiful houses that I’ve ever seen too. And the best thing of all is, it’s just a stone’s throw from where we live.

Pink Famingos at Coton Manor Gardens

We saw pink flamingos (yes really, we did), walked through an ancient woodland and feasted our eyes on the most glorious mix of plants and flowers.

The Twinkles were in their element too. They were totally and utterly enchanted by the gardens and ran about exploring and shrieking (as only 2 years olds can).

Although some of the other visitors were not *quite* so enamoured by my two little companions.

You see, as well as being a haven for birds and bees, Coton also attracts very serious horticulturalists. Who sadly can’t seem to see past the planting and appreciate the garden for what a magical wonderland it is.

Particularly for two tiny boys.

An afternoon walk at Coton Manor Gardens
Spot the pink flamingos

A Magic Garden

But tight lips and tutting aside, the boys and I had such a wonderful time and I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence that they were born under the sign of the fish but they are both obsessed with water.

And Coton Manor Gardens has water features aplenty.

Beautiful water rills, ornamental ponds and lakes, all nestled in the most incredible surroundings, set in 10 acres. It’s just gorgeous.

An afternoon walk at Coton Manor Gardens
An afternoon walk at Coton Manor Gardens
An afternoon walk at Coton Manor Gardens

Glorious colour as far as the eye could see, no photographs could ever really do it justice.  

As an adult, walking around those beautiful grounds felt pretty special. I can imagine that my little sons were totally spellbound by it all.

Every once in a while you go somewhere that feels a little bit magical. Coton is definitely one of those places.

Coton Manor Gardens is magical

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

52 thoughts on “Flamingos in The Magic Garden — Coton Manor Gardens

  1. It really does look beautiful and as you say good for the soul to leave the PC and get on outdoors and appreciate some local beauty. I adore Flamingos, I wish we could have some here at Coombe Mill. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

  2. These photographs are absolutely gorgeous. I love them. There is nothing more lovely than a day spent in beautiful country gardens!! xx

  3. Just stunning photographs and what a superb place! We have been having some lovely weather and it is so nice to enjoy it. The flowers are beautiful in this post :) Jess x #HomeEtc

  4. It must be magical, it has pink flamingoes! Looks a great place and a lovely place for a wander (or a run and a shriek if you are two) ;) thanks for hosting #homeetc xx

  5. Oh my! I’ve yet to ever come across your blog. It’s absolutely beautiful and what a gorgeous place you’ve visited! I adore places like that, they’re made for the photographer in us all. Stunning!!

  6. We don’t have a garden, just a yard, so I like to take Gwenn to our local(ish) English Heritage property which is renowned for its gardens. As nice as a yard is, I don’t know if it could ever be made “magical”, ha ha!! Beautiful photos. x


  7. What a lovely and inspiring place to see. As a fan of geocaching I love to get outside and explore, recharging the batteries of the soul at the same time. #HomeEtc

  8. Wow, beautiful! I would love to visit, maybe when my boys are a bit older and can take it all in. What beautifully tended gardens, they look so well cared for. And the flamingoes are fantastic, something you don’t see every day! Your boys are cuties too :) #HomeEtc

    1. Aaah it’s totally and utterly enchanting. And you’re so right — children give places like that an extra sprinkling of magic. Hearing the boys laughing and chattering was the icing on the cake for me. Shame the grumpy old horticulturalists didn’t agree!!

  9. Oh my it looks beautiful, such stunning colours. I love the secret looking doorway in the hedge – just gorgeous. People can be strange sometimes, how on earth could someone tut and not smile at your lovely boys?!?! Gardens are to be enjoyed surely? Thank you for hosting x x

    1. Aah I so agree. It’s so sad that the excitement of two tiny little people could be deemed as ‘annoying’. The gardens are there to be enjoyed — and not just for the way they’re planted either. It’s a bit sad isn’t it? xx

  10. Oh WOW this place looks amazing! And I am delighted to find it’s near us too, yay! I had never heard of it before so thanks so much for posting this. I am pinning it so I don’t forget it. We love flamingos so this looks like an ideal day family day out! Becky xx #HomeEtc

  11. That really does looks a magical place, and your lovely photographs and words really did bring it to life for me. Lucky you living so close!

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