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Open Please see website for opening dates and times.


Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times


5 miles west of Knutsford.

18 acres

01565 777353

Visit website


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - Apr & Sep.

National Gardening Scheme dates

2 Aug.


  • access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Café
  • Children's playground
  • Dogs welcome
  • facilities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnics allowed
  • Plants for sale
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn colour
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Herbaceous border
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Lord & Lady Ashbrook

One of the most outstanding features of Arley’s award-winning gardens is its double herbaceous border – believed to be the first of its kind planted in England. Waves of changing colour wash over the borders throughout the summer, ensuring it is a spectacular sight for many months. Other highlights include the Walled Garden with its fountain centerpiece, the avenue of pleached lime trees leading to the Clock Tower as well as the Tea Cottage set in a rose garden. Beautiful vistas greet visitors at every turn, but the view towards the hall along the Furlong Walk is particularly impressive. Visit in early spring to experience The Grove in its full glory, full of more than 400 varieties of rhododendron.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Bluebells
  • Camellias
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Herbs
  • Magnolias
  • Meconopsis
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Topiary

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.