• 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 [...]

  • Acorn Bank Garden & Water Mill (NT)

    A one hectare garden protected by fine oaks under which grow a vast display of daffodils. Inside the walls there are orchards growing old English fruit varieties, surrounded by mixed borders with shrubs, herbaceous plants and roses, while the impressive herb garden has the largest collection of culinary and medicinal Read more [...]

  • Arley Hall and Gardens

    Arley Hall is home to Viscount Ashbrook and his family. Within its eight acres of formal gardens, South West of the house, are many different areas, each with its own distincitve character. Arley Hall gardens were largely laid out in the 1840s, but every generation has added something since. There Read more [...]

  • Chester Zoo Garden

    The gardens of the Zoo are justly famous, winning many awards over the years. The last few years has seen the creation of a large number of new garden features. These include Glorious Grasses, Andes Garden, Plant Paradise, Roman Garden, Sunken Garden, Cacti in the Greenhouse and Rock Garden. Visitors Read more [...]

  • Tatton Park (NT)

    The 20 hectare garden contains an authentic Japanese garden, Italian garden, orangery, fernery, rose garden and pinetum. Fabulous lakeside and woodland paths in the 1,000acre deer park and special interest walks. Other features include the Tudor old hall, a 1930s working rare breeds farm, a children’s play area and speciality Read more [...]

  • Muncaster Castle

    Described as the ‘Gateway to Paradise’ by John Ruskin, Muncaster gardens offer over 70 acres of wild beauty. The spectacular views of the Lakeland Fells act as backdrop to the rare and unusual plants in the rugged Himalayan Garden, the yew pillars on the Georgian Terrace Walk and the delightful Read more [...]

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