In the East Midlands of England lies the county of Northamptonshire and it is the southernmost county in the region. The county town, from which the region gets its name, is Northampton and the county flower is the cowslip.
Two main river systems, the River Severn and The Wash, feature dominantly in the region. Two major canals – the Oxford and the Grand Union – join in the county at Braunston, and the latter is famous for its use of guillotine locks. On the coast, historically, the Northampton Sand Formation was quarried for ironstone. Other minerals found in the region include loam, glacial clay, and limestone. The rest of the region comprises more industrial than agricultural land, and the local specialisation was shoemaking and the leather industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The climate in Northamptonshire is temperate, with rainfall generally even throughout the year, though March is the driest month. Average temperatures sit between 7°C and 1°C, reaching a maximum of 23°C in July and August. This makes propagation reliable for gardens in Northamptonshire; lawns receive steady hydration, and fruit and vegetables can be harvested following a consistent growing period over the spring.