To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Follow Us...

Inspire me planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Planner to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Add Cholmondeley Castle Gardens to your Itinerary

Cholmondeley
Malpas
Cheshire
SY14 8AH

Tel: 01829 720383

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

About

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 by Lady Lavinia 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 allow you to meander your way to the Rose garden which is an intimate space where the heady scents of Roses and Lavenders help to create a very relaxing environment. From here descend the steps to the fabulous herbaceous borders, re-designed for 2014, and then take the path through the Laburnum grove towards the tranquil Duckery water garden with its romantic folly and woodland planting. 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.

Video

Facilities

Provider Features

  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

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

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

What's nearby

  1. Manor Farm Bed & Breakfast

    Manor Farm is a delightful 300 year-old farmhouse set in 60 acres of Cheshire's finest...

    0.79 miles away
  2. The Cholmondeley Arms

    Set in quiet countryside adjacent to the parks and gardens of the historic Cholmondeley...

    1.13 miles away
  3. Manor Farm Holiday Cottages

    Manor Farm Holiday Cottages are set in 60 acres of Cheshire's finest countryside.

    1.34 miles away
  1. Hampton House Farm B&B

    A warm welcome awaits you in this peaceful corner of rural Cheshire. The area provides an...

    2.41 miles away
  2. Millmoor Farm Cottages

    Award winning self catering Cottages providing a tranquil haven for an escape whatever...

    2.65 miles away
  3. Hamilton House Bed and Breakfast

    A country house with a warm welcome. Attractive en suite bedrooms. Non-smoking with...

    2.84 miles away
  4. Heald Country House Boutique Barns

    The Garden Room and The Old Parlour. Two unique, boutique barns professionally designed...

    2.99 miles away
  5. The Pheasant Inn

    A 300-year-old inn nestling in the Peckforton Hills, 10 miles from Chester.

    3.34 miles away
  6. Top Farm Self Catering Farmhouse

    Top Farm nestles in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, down a short track from a country...

    3.39 miles away
  7. Peckforton Castle Hotel

    Spectacular medieval style castle situated in beautiful Cheshire countryside, Nestled...

    3.45 miles away
  8. Tilston Lodge

    Handsome Victorian country house peacefully situated in 16 acres.

    4.56 miles away
  9. Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

    **Winner of the Best Social Media Initiative of the Year Award 2013** Carden Park Hotel,...

    4.9 miles away
  10. Cheshire Cheese Cottage

    Beautiful family run B&B set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside within 2 acres of...

    5.05 miles away
  11. The Mill House

    The Mill House in set in peaceful surroundings on the Cheshire/Clwyd border.

    5.4 miles away
  12. Ford Farm Bed & Breakfast

    A friendly welcome to a working farm in beautiful countryside with views of Beeston and...

    5.5 miles away
  13. Higher Farm Bed & Breakfast

    Higher Farm provided luxury bed and breakfast in beautiful surroundings, with outstanding...

    5.77 miles away
Previous Next

Opening Times

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (29/03/2015 - 27/09/2015)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday11:0017:00
Thursday11:0017:00
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday11:0017:00
Bank Holiday
Autumn Tints - Sundays in October only. (04/10/2015 - 25/10/2015)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday11:0017:00

* Additional openings Fridays in August, check www.cholmondeleycastle.com for more info.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child£3.00 per ticket
Adult£6.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Related Products

Cholmondeley Castle, Chester Rural / Welsh Borders

St Nicholas's Chapel, Chester Rural / Welsh Borders

Cholmondeley Castle Farm Animals , Chester Rural / Welsh Borders

Cholmondeley Castle Tea Room, Chester Rural / Welsh Borders