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Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

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SY14 8AH

Tel: 01829 720383

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child£4.00 per ticket
Adult£7.00 per ticket

Reduction for Groups of 25 or more at £6.00 per person. Under 5's Free.


The Beautiful romantic gothic style castle at Cholmondeley proudly overlooks 50 acres of stunning ornamental gardens and 670 acres of historic parkland. The present day castle was built between 1801 and 1804 with the addition of the turrets completing the work in 1817. The gardens at Cholmondeley have been extensively developed over the past 60 years and were the lifes work of the Late Lavinia, Dowager Marchioness of Cholmondeley, a talented plantswoman with a passion for plants and gardens.

During this period the gardens have become one of the best kept secrets in the north of England with its great diversity and unique plant collections. The garden is a delight at all times of year from its huge drifts of naturalised Daffodils to the blaze of autumn colour that sweeps through the garden in October. Around the Castle is a series of terraces at varying elevations that give a simple formal feel and include the newly re-designed silver garden with its mounds of soft silver foliage punctuated with the tall spikes of Salvia and Eryngium species. Further down the mount below the croquet lawn are the grass beds which offer interest in every season. The glade is a sheltered spot where a mix of flowering shrubs and subtle under-planting allows you to meander your way to the Rose garden which has been recently refurbished, extended and planted with over 350 new roses.  From here descend the steps to the newly created 100m long double herbaceous border, and then take the path through the Laburnum Grove towards the Folly Garden, which has also been extended and reburbished together with the orchid meadows. Then wander through the Silver Wedding Arboretum with its superb collection of trees to the Temple Garden. This area is the "piece de resistance" of Cholmondeley with plant interest and colour at all times of year, architectural entrances, the Temple itself in the centre of the lake, and the rock garden and cascade. Within all this the garden is home to fine collections of Magnolia, Rhododendron, Camellia and trees of all from and size that help make this garden what it is today. A true hidden gem.

Reduced rates for groups of 25 or more.

Visit the friendly Tea Room situated in the very heart of the gardens where you can enjoy a range of specialist teas, homemade cakes and a choice of toasted sandwiches, filled baked potatoes, and light lunches all freshly prepared to order and catering for dietery requirements. Open from 11.00 am to 5.00pm with last orders at 4.45pm.  




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    • THEL0bmeister
      Knutsford, United Kingdom
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      Lovely in good weather and accessible in parts
      3 of 5 stars
      So on the good side it's lovely and peaceful even when busy. Staff are all friendly and helpful. Has wheelchair routes, disabled parking and quality accessible loo. But it's on the small side of... Read full review
    • Helen C
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      3 of 5 stars
      Lovely grounds BUT.....Arrived and saw hunters and their dogs entering the grounds, fox hunting is illegal, but allowed to hunt in these grounds. My children were rather upset knowing what was about... Read full review
    • markw2285
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
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      Absolutely stunning! OMG what a place
      5 of 5 stars
      Absolutely stunning! OMG what a place was shooting a tv programme in the grounds what a lovely quiet tranquil place in ENGLAND. This is a must see and would be perfect for wedding photos too Read full review


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    Provider Features

    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • Outdoor Attraction


    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)


    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Payment Methods

    • Groups Accepted - Groups including by Coach accepted
    • MasterCard accepted - Please note we can accept payment for entry to the Gardens but our Tea Room does not have facilities for credit card payments.
    • Special group rates - Reduction for group visits to the Gardens of 25 persons and over £6.00 per adult.
    • Visa accepted - Please note the Gatekeeper can accept payment by visa card at the gate but our Tea Room does not have card payment facilities.

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted
    • Toilets

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Off A41 Chester/Whitchurch Road and A49 Whitchurch/Tarporley Road.

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    Opening Times

    Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (30 Mar 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
    Autumn Tints - Sundays in October only. (7 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)

    * Gardens open for an additional day on Sunday 25th February 2018 to enjoy the snowdrops and other early spring plantings. Gardens open 11.00 am to 5.00 pm last entry 4.30pm.

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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