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12 Botanical Gardens to explore in Cheshire


Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.

Arley Hall & Gardens
Arley Hall & GardensArley, Northwich CW9 6NA, UK

Arley Hall is a country house in the village of Arley, Cheshire, England. It is home to the owner, Viscount Ashbrook, and his family. The gardens at Arley Hall are set in scenic Cheshire countryside near Northwich, they originally date from 1743 when a walled garden was built and large pleasure gardens were laid out.

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens
Cholmondeley Castle GardensCheshire, Malpas SY14 8AH, UK

Cholmondeley Castle is a country house in the civil parish of Cholmondeley, Cheshire, England. Together with its adjacent formal gardens, it is surrounded by parkland. Nestled within historic parkland our 70acres of beautiful gardens offer magnificent displays through the seasons and are filled with color and botanical delights.

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
Grappenhall Heys Walled GardenWitherwin Avenue Grappenhall, Grappenhall, Warrington, South Warrington WA4 3DS, UK

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden was built in the 1830s by Thomas Parr. It comprises of a kitchen garden, pleasure ground, and renovated Victorian garden. Its facilities include a cafe, toilets, and free access and it is a popular attraction in Warrington.

National Trust - Biddulph Grange Garden
National Trust - Biddulph Grange GardenGrange Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7SD, UK

The National Trust's Biddulph Grange Garden is a landscaped Victorian garden, located near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.These gardens let you follow paths, steps, and tunnels on a global journey from an Egyptian Court to a Chinese landscape based on the Willow pattern, and a Himalayan glen. This Grade I listed garden is one of the most exciting survivals of the great age of Victorian gardening.

National Trust - Dunham Massey
National Trust - Dunham MasseyDunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 4SJ, UK

Dunham Massey is an Elizabethan house which was extensively remodelled by John Norris in 1732-40 for the 2nd Earl of Warrington. the Garden at Dunham Massey is a great plantsman's garden with interesting historic features such as the Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount. The stately home was designated a Grade One listed-building on 5 March 1959.

National Trust - Hare Hill
National Trust - Hare HillCheshire, Macclesfield SK10 4PY, UK

Hare Hill Hall is a country house and a garden in the parish of Over Alderley, Cheshire, England. The house and grounds are privately owned,[1] and the separate nearby garden is in the care of the National Trust. The walled garden has been restored in line with Brocklehurst's vision, and now the white perennial borders sing out in summer. On warm days, enjoy a picnic in the shaded wooded garden. Autumn provides a great opportunity for invigorating walks around the garden.

National Trust Little Moreton Hall
National Trust Little Moreton HallNewcastle Rd, Congleton CW12 4SD, UK

The National Trust's Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire, is an iconic Tudor manor house, moat and manicured knot garden. It is a superb example of a timber-framed moated house with rich ornamental panelling. A National Trust guidebook describes Little Moreton Hall as being "lifted straight from a fairy story, a gingerbread house". The house's top-heavy appearance, "like a stranded Noah's Ark", is due to the Long Gallery that runs the length of the south range's upper floor.

Ness Botanic Gardens
Ness Botanic GardensNeston Rd, Little Neston, Ness CH64 4AY, UK

The award-winning superb gardens at Ness are situated on the Wirral Peninsula overlooking the Dee Estuary were founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a Liverpool cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and for plant collecting. The gardens have many fine specimen trees and flowers. Magnolias, rhododendron, witch-hazels and camellias are some of the notable plant-hunted species in the garden. Snowdrop walks are conducted during the flowering season.

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
Norton Priory Museum & GardensTudor Rd, Runcorn, Windmill Hill, Runcorn WA7 1SX, UK

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is one of Cheshire's hidden gems. Once home to a medieval church, this is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. Visitors can explore the 12th century undercroft with beautiful vaulted ceiling and the priory ruins showing the layout of the medieval buildings. The museum displays thousands of objects discovered at the site, which tell the 900 year history from priory to mansion house and the stories of the people who lived here.

Rode Hall & Gardens
Rode Hall & GardensChurch Lane, Scholar Green ST7 3QP, UK

Rode Hall is a fine early 18th century country house set in a Repton landscape. It has been the home of the Wilbraham family since 1669 and the extensive grounds include a woodland garden. The formal garden terraces were designed by Nesfield in 1860. There is a large walled kitchen garden, growing many varieties of fruit, vegetables and flowers; including world record gooseberries.

The Dorothy Clive Garden
The Dorothy Clive GardenWilloughbridge, Market Drayton TF9 4EU, UK

The Dorothy Clive Garden is a charitable garden trust, set up by Colonel Harry Clive as a place of rest and continued horticultural education for the general public. Located in glorious countryside on the North Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire borders, the garden is both formal and informal, hosting a network of paths that invite the visitor to explore and discover the intimacy and tranquility of the garden.

Walton Hall and Gardens
Walton Hall and GardensWalton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN, UK

Walton Hall and Gardens welcomes you to the former home and gardens of Lord and Lady Daresbury and Warrington's premier destination. The hall and its surrounding garden and grounds are owned and administered by Warrington Borough Council. You can explore the beautifully maintained gardens, playing a round of adventure golf or relaxing with a coffee in the Heritage Café, It’s the ideal family destination with something for everyone.

Map of Botanical Gardens to explore in Cheshire