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Rode Hall
Church Lane
Scholar Green
Stoke on Trent

ST7 3QP

tel: 01270 873237 / 882961
fax: 01270 882 962

Area: Cheshire
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Rode Hall -- Cheshire
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Visitor Information

Email: enquiries //at// rodehall.co.uk
Garden Website: www.rodehall.co.uk
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Rode Hall
Last Update*  26-02-2014
Cheshire

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 Opening Days and Hours

Open from Saturday 8 Feb until Sunday 16th March; daily except Mondays; 12 noon to 4.00pm, for Snowdrop Walks
House Only: Wednesdays and Bank Holiday Monday April to end September 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Garden only: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Monday 3 April to 30 September 12 noon to 5.00pm

Parties / Coaches: Yes
Groups / Coaches need Appointment: Yes
Yes

House Open for Viewing: Yes
1st Apr - 30th Sept; Wed & BH only; 2pm - 5pm.

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
February
May
July
To see:
Snowdrops
Rhododendrons, azaleas
Kitchen Garden
 Admission Prices
Snowdrop Walks - Admission Charge: Adults 4.00; Children under 16 free
House & Garden: Adult 7; Senior Citizens 6; Children under 16 free
Garden only: Adults 4; Children under 16 free
Advance tickets & online special offers now available at www.rodehall.co.uk
 Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Disabled Access: No
Shop: No
Plants for Sale: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Teas: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
Picnics: No
Dogs Allowed: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
Tearooms open from 12 noon same days as the gardens. First Sat of the month (except Jan) 9.30am - 1.30pm
Disabled Access: Limited
Farmers' Markets - First Saturday of month (except Jan) 9.00 am -1.30pm.
Disabled information plus mobility and walking aids
 Garden Features & Events
Landscape designed by Humphry Repton in 1790
Formal garden designed by W. Nesfield in 1860
Georgian walled kitchen garden, Ice house and Grotto
English Heritage Garden Grade: II*
National Collection:
 Description of Garden
Designer: Humphry Repton, W. A. Nesfield
Rode Hall Gardens are set in a landscape designed by Humphry Repton in 1790. In February, the garden is open for snowdrops, hellebores and early varieties of rhododendrons. From early April, the Woodland Garden, which includes a terraced rock garden and a grotto, is full of many varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas, and the bluebells and lily of the valley are in abundance at this time. The old Stewpond is the background to a water garden planted with hostas and primulas. The formal garden designed by W. Nesfield in 1860 has herbaceous borders and roses set in a garden of clipped yews and gravel paths still faithful to the original design. There is a large walled kitchen garden which is at its best from mid-June and is home to many varieties of prize-winning gooseberries. There is an ice house in the park close to the house and a new Italian Garden.
 History of Garden
The Kitchen Garden and Ice House were probably built in the 1750's when the main house was completed. John Webb was commissioned to complete the work recommended by Repton between 1800-1810 and this included the creation of Rode Pool, a mile long stretch of water. Webb also created the terraced Rock Garden at this time. The formal garden was designed by W. Nesfield in 1860 and has changed very little since that time. In recent years much time and effort has been spent developing the Woodland Garden and the Water Garden adjacent to the Stewpond.
 Nearby Cheshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities


Hotels & Accommodation:
Crewe Hall,
Manor House, Alsager
Restaurants:
Pecks, Astbury
Inns & Pubs:
Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green
Egerton Arms, Astbury
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Congleton
Sandbach
The Potteries
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