Hare Hill Garden

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Over Alderley, Macclesfield,
Cheshire, SK10 4PY

01625 584412

01625 587555

Listed By

William Donelson

0000-00-00 00:00:00

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Open from 1st March- 9th November 2014
10am- 5pm
Tuesday through to Sunday, plus Bank Holiday Mondays
Open BH Mons and Good Fri. Last admission 1hr before closing

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Please phone /e-mail for details

Group Appointment: Yes

Parties either by written appointment c/o Garden Lodge, Oak Road, Over Alderley, Macclesfield SK10 4QB, or tel. Gardener-in-charge on 01625 828981. Not suitable for school parties.

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring and summer

To see:


Admission Prices

Adult £5, child ££2.50. Parking £5 refunded on admission

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs (except for the blind) not allowed in garden, but allowed elsewhere on leads. Refreshments: Yes, Local company Hopsons are in the car park at weekends selling a variety of drinks and snacks Event: please see our website for more details

Garden Features & Events

Charming wooded and walled garden; Woodland grounds with a delightful walled garden at their heart; Spectacular rhododendron and azalea displays; Holly collection of national repute; Attractive walks in surrounding parkland, with links to nearby Alderley Edge Please see website for up to date event information.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Mottram Hall


Leigh Arms, Prestbury village Black Boy, Prestbury village

Inns & Pubs:

Sutton Hall, Sutton Lane Ends, 2m S. of Macclesfield Dog Inn, Over Peover Bells of Peover, Lower Peover

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Peak District National Park

Description of Garden

The owner of the garden was a great rhododendron enthusiast and steadily introduced them into the garden from 1960 onwards. The climate and soil has allowed them to flourish here. The Trust has replaced many of the common purple variety with more colourful and exotic varieties and has extended the season for visiting the garden by planting roses, lacecaps, euchryphia and hydrangeas, although the early interest is already sustained by snowdrops, daffodils, a huge clematis montana, Skunk Cabbage and magnolia. The walled garden with its numerous climbers features a large lawn and newly planted White Border.

History Of Garden

The garden was owned by Col. Charles Brocklehurst until his death in 1981. Col. Brocklehurst was advised by the plantsman, James Russell. The Georgian mansion was sold by the Trust in 1978 to help finance the running of the gardens.

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