Gardens

  • Stagshaw Garden (NT)

    There are more than 300 shrubs set among the large native oak trees, and carpets of native daffodils and bluebells in the spring. Look out for the Painters’ Palette as you wander. Here Cubby planted an array of different camellias to represent an artist’s palette, complete with a small thumb Read more [...]

  • Rydal Mount Gardens

    Extensive 4 acre garden landscaped by William Wordsworth, with terraces, rare shrubs and magnificent views. All the Wordsworth family were keen gardeners and William had strong views about how a garden should look. In particular he believed that a garden should be informal and that it should harmonise with the Read more [...]

  • The Ridges Garden

    The Ridges, a private garden covering some 3.5 acres, is one of Lancashire’s well-known gardens to visit, having featured in the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) Yellow Book since 1995. Also known locally as Barbara Barlow’s Cottage Garden, it is now featured in the independently produced Good Gardens Guide, the ‘bible’ Read more [...]

  • Levens Hall

    There are ten wonderful acres of gardens at Levens Hall waiting to be explored and enjoyed. They include the unique collection of ancient and extraordinary topiary characters sculpted from box and yew. They rise up from a spectacular seasonal underplanting populated with an ever-changing range of over thirty thousand flowers. Read more [...]

  • Halecat Garden Nurseries

    A 19th century house with garden created 40 years ago with fine views over the valley. The garden is mainly herbaceous but is imaginatively planted with interesting trees, shrubs and climbers on different levels. Includes an octagonal gazebo designed by F F Johnson. A nursery garden with 70 varieties of Read more [...]

  • Graythwaite Hall Gardens

    About 6 acres of garden landscaped by Thomas Mawson. A spring garden settled in a wooded valley of twelve acres exhibiting an extensive collection of rhododendrons and azaleas. It is much as Mawson finished it although the modern era now offers a greater selection of hybrids and species.

  • Dorothy Clive Garden

    The Dorothy Clive Garden is intimate and informal. It embraces a variety of landscape features, including a superb woodland garden, an alpine scree, gravel garden and many fine mixed borders. Visitors will discover the great variety of form and colour and the fine views of the surrounding hilly countryside. The Read more [...]

  • Dunham Massey (NT)

    Georgian house with Edwardian additions set in a 250 acre wooded park, a rare survivor of 18th century formal design. The park also has an ancient herd of fallow deer. The richly planted garden contains an 18th century orangery, a Victorian bark house and well house; all set amongst mixed Read more [...]

  • Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens

    The park, acquired as a gift from Alderman Fletcher Moss in 1914, has 21 acres of gardens and woodland renowned for their botanical beauty. The botanical gardens feature an interesting rock garden, with many uncommon alpines, bulbs, screes and marginal plants situated around the natural pond and water features. There Read more [...]

  • Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

    The gardens at Cholmondeley Castle were originally laid out when the 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley built the castle between 1801 and 1804. Located off the A49 Whitchurch to Tarporley road, the gardens have been extensively replanted since the 1960’s under the direction of Lady Cholmondeley. Fine azaleas, rhododendrons, flowering shrubs, Read more [...]

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