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Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

The life's work of Lavinia, Marchioness of Cholmondeley.

Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

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Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
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Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
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The Cholmondeley Family have resided in this part of Cheshire since the Norman times.  The gardens were originally laid out in the early 19th Century using architectural elements from the formal gardens of the Old Hall.

When Lavinia, Marchioness of Cholmondeley came to live at Cholmondeley in 1947 together with her husband the 6th Marquess she set about creating ‘a garden of great romance’ introducing many specimen trees and shrubs, including rare magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons.  Her legacy is continued today with new developments in the Rose, Temple Water Garden and Folly Gardens together with the creation of a 100m long double herbaceous border, a fitting tribute to Lady Cholmondeley’s life and work in the gardens.

Tower Hill offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a woodland ramble amongst interesting shrubs and trees under planted with many wild flowers and bulbs, whilst the Deer Park Mere and nature trail offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the surroundings with magnificent views of Cholmondeley Castle.

The Cholmondeley Family Chapel of St. Nicholas lies to the north-east of the Castle.  The oldest surviving part of the Chapel dates from the 15th Century and the Chapel is well worth a visit to enjoy is tranquil atmosphere, and the fine 17th Century carved oak screen and rare examples of early Flemish stained glass.  The Chapel is still used for services and family occasions.

Discover the romantic Temple and Folly Water Gardens, 100m double herbaceous bordered Lavinia Walk, Glade, Arboretum, and the ornamental woodland upon Tower Hill. New for 2023 is the Cholmondeley Rose Garden with the creation of two very different Rose rooms between old and new with over 800 new plantings.

Visits are offered to the gardens only.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Cholmondeley Castle Gardens are open every Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and bank holiday from 10am-5pm from Sunday 19th March onwards. Please check the website before visiting for any amendments to the times above.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Admission

Free for Historic Houses members. No need to book, simply turn up with your membership card.

Adults £8.50 in advance, £9 on the day.

Children £4, Under 5’s free.

Group Visits

For group visits please contact the secretary on 01829 720383 or dilys@cholmondeleycastle.co.uk.

for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

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Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH

Located off the A49 Whitchurch Tarporley Road, conveniently near Chester, Nantwich and Whitchurch.

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