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Sundays for the rest of October and then closed until next year.
Castle only open for groups by pre-arrangement on limited days.
May and June
Rhododendrons and azaleas
£7 per adult and £4 per child
Limited access for disabled. Lakeside picnic area, children's play areas, rare breeds of farm animals, including Llamas. Children's corner. Ancient private Chapel in park. Many events, including car rallies, music performances, especially jazz, Fireworks spectacular and outdoor theatre. Call for dates and bookings.
Family Easter Egg Hunt - Sun; 24th Apr
Classic Car & Bike Show - Sun; 8th May
Professor Humo's Punch & Judy Show - Sun; 22nd May
Plants For Sale in Cholmondeley Castle Nurseries: Weekdays 9am - 5pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays 12.30pm - 5.00pm
Extensive ornamental gardens.
Beautiful Temple Water Garden, Rose Garden and many mixed borders.
Romantic Gothic Castle built in 1801 of local sandstone.
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Cholmondeley is a vast garden in a romantic and beautiful setting with splendid views of the Gothic castle. Visitors can follow The Somerset Lodge Walk, The Camellia Walk and The Terrace Walk or simply wander at their own leisure. Care, however, should be taken not to miss The Silver Garden in which Bakewell ironwork and silver leaved plants play homage to the Queen's Silver Jubilee. The Rose Garden is the most recent addition to Cholmondeley having been completed in the early 1950's.
The centrepiece of the garden is undoubtedly The Temple Garden in which visitors can admire a small lake with its giant Koi carp, a rockery, a waterfall and The Temple, a beautiful piece of architecture taken from the gardens of the Old Hall, the home of the family before the Civil War. In this garden on a summer's day, visitors can rest in the shade of an Arbutus unedo amongst Cistus, Berberis, Hibiscus and Philadelphus; the variety in this section of the garden reflecting that of the garden as a whole.
Although the Cholmondeley family has lived at Cholmondeley since the 12th Century, it is the present Lady Cholmondeley who has had the most impact on the gardens.