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Cheshire, SY14 8AH

01829 720383

01829 720877

Listed By

William Donelson

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Sundays for the rest of October and then closed until next year.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes


House Open for Viewing: Yes

Castle only open for groups by pre-arrangement on limited days.

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

15th Apr

Best Times of Year to Visit:

May and June

To see:

Rhododendrons and azaleas

Admission Prices

£7 per adult and £4 per child

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:

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

Garden Features & Events

Extensive ornamental gardens.
Beautiful Temple Water Garden, Rose Garden and many mixed borders.
Romantic Gothic Castle built in 1801 of local sandstone.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Cholmondeley Arms Manor Farm B&B

Inns & Pubs:

Cholmondeley Arms Bull Inn, Shocklach

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

City of Chester The Sandstone Trail, Beeston Castle Welsh Border

Description of Garden

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.

History Of Garden

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.

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