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Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn,
Cheshire, WA7 1SX

01928 569 895

01928 589 226

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

1 April to 31 October
Museum open daily 10am - 5pm
Walled Garden open daily 12pm-4pm
1 November to 31 March
Museum open daily 12-4pm
Walled Garden closed

The site closes during the Christmas period and for the first two weeks of
January, look at website for details.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Plant Hunters Fair 28th April

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Apr - Oct..

To see:

Walled Garden 12pm - 4.00pm.

Admission Prices

Adults £6.10; Child £4.30; Concession £5.40 Family (Up to 5 people with a
maximum of 2 adults) £17.50
Season: Adults £21.00; Child £14.50; Concession £17.00; Family (Max 2
adults, up to 5 people) £50.00

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Family events all year round. Plant sale - 28th April

Garden Features & Events

Formal gardens, streamglade, woodlands, pear orchard, 2.5 acre walled garden, museum and priory ruins

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:

Cydonia Oblonga (tree quince).

Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Daresbury Park Hotel


Ring O' Bells, Daresbury

Inns & Pubs:
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Daresbury village, birthplace of Lewis Carroll - 4 miles.

Description of Garden

The gardens contain the 800 year old priory range, excavated priory remains, and a purpose-built museum. The St.Christopher statue - one of the great treasures of medieval Europe which is over 600 years old is displayed in a special gallery. There is a sculpture trail and an award-winning Walled Garden with its National Collection of tree quince, herbs, roses, vegetables and fruit (available by season).

All this is set in 38 acres of tranquil, beautiful woodland gardens. Norton Priory also has a caf? and coffee shop, retail area and family friendly area. There are events throughout the year with something for everyone from the great Easter Bunny Hunt to Apple and
Quince Day.

History Of Garden

The Augustinian priory was founded in the 1134 and survived for 400 years. It was acquired by the Brooke family in the early 16th century. The Brooke family built the Walled Garden between 1757 and 1770 as a kitchen garden for fresh produce for the mansion.

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