So this is the second part of our trip to Coton Manor Gardens last weekend. I was supposed to have this post up last night, but we took a little impromptu trip to IKEA instead (and we all know how much I love IKEA hah). Sadly, I only actually bought one thing from their PS 2014 collection, and Shane ended up being the big spender for his home office.
Anyway, we took way too many pictures while we were at Coton Manor Gardens, so I thought I’d split it into two posts as I just couldn’t narrow it down. The gardens were so pretty filled with all their spring flowers (though I just realised I never took many photos of those). We were also suprised to find some free range bantams too wandering around the grass areas and they also have a little pond area with Flamingos! We literally stood there for about 10 minutes just watching them walking around in the pond and coming out to see everyone on the grass.
As we were leaving, I was so excited to see they had a Blue Macaw too just chilling out in their garden centre. I mean, I love the movie Rio, so I was literally so excited to see a real life ‘Blu‘ haha! Sadly, Shane wasn’t as amazed. Apparently he talks to you too, but he didn’t seem like he was in a very chatty mood when we were there. It was such a lovely day out, and I’d love to go back in the summer, when all the flowers are in bloom – it looks amazing!
You can see part one of our trip to their Bluebell Wood just here.
LyndseyApril 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm
April, your photos are seriously so gorgeous. I’m totally in the mood for going adventuring around some gardens right now!
I love that you love the movie Rio, too! I thought I was the only adult that could love that movie so much<3. I hope Rio 2 is just as good!! Too bad the Macaw wasn't chatty that day :(. I love it when animals talk, it freaks me out, but always in a good way :).
AprilApril 29, 2014 at 6:55 am
Thank you! Haha – I’m such a sucker for a good animated kids film! Me and Shane are such big kids when it comes to watching films haha! I haven’t had the chance to watch the second yet, but I hope its just as good too!
MarlenApril 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm
I’m so glad you took too many pictures, these are wonderful! I feel like I was there with you, it’s so charming there 🙂
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LornaMay 2, 2014 at 9:12 pm
Lovely pictures , lovely blog!
Nikki | The Ginger DiariesMay 5, 2014 at 11:23 am
I’m always so envious of your adventures with Shane. England is so beautiful and I especially adore all the manors. When I grow up I want an English inspired garden, haha! Minus the flamingo’s though, they might be a bit hard to tame ^^ xo
Janet CluttonApril 8, 2019 at 10:45 am
The last time I went to Coton Manor there was a notice to sadly say the
Parrot had died