Parks & gardens
Northamptonshire, the County of Spires and Squires, is fortunate to have a plethora of designed landscapes, historical and contemporary, some public, some private, but all a record of the wonderful heritage we can appreciate and enjoy.
Our Trust was set up to encourage greater awareness of our heritage of these wonderful sites, to value and help conserve them for the next generations.
Some of the features of these sites may have already disappeared but provide a unique record of garden and landscape history. Others have been restored, evolved in design and planting, or are new creations. Not to forget our parks for people, the public parks and memorial sites, and those for animals, the medieval deer parks.
Learn, value and enjoy our county’s wonderful landscapes.
Enjoy the beautiful parks and gardens on your doorstep
Northamptonshire has a wealth of beautiful parks and gardens to visit, ranging from those restored to Elizabethan style as at Kirby Hall, to the wonderful 20th century feature of Orpheus sitting in the 17th and 18th century landscape at Boughton House.
Other websites of interest for garden lovers
- The Gardens Trust – a national charity representing 34 County Gardens Trusts dedicated to the research and conservation of designed landscapes in England and Wales
- National Garden Scheme – breathtaking private gardens opening for charity.
- Northamptonshire County Council (Country Parks and Pocket parks)
- English Heritage – cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker.
- National Trust
67-69 High Street, Finedon – one of the private gardens opening for charity as part of the National Garden Scheme