About the garden
The Cholmondeley family have lived on these lands since Norman times, with the castle built in the early 19th century by the first Marquess. Nestled within historic parkland, the 70 acres of beautiful gardens offer magnificent displays throughout the seasons, and are filled with colour and botanical delights. Discover the romantic Temple and Folly Water Gardens enclosed by specimen trees and many varieties of shrubs; the Rose Garden with more than 250 roses; glade; arboretum; and the ornamental woodland upon Tower Hill, which has been under renovation throughout 2019 and will be open for visitors from spring 2020.
The newly established Lavinia Walk is a magnificent 100m long double herbaceous border, dedicated to Lady Lavinia Cholmondeley, which continues her legacy within the heart of the garden. The Lakeside Walk is home to many different varieties of waterfowl and freshwater fish, and its picnic and children’s play area affords magnificent views of Cholmondeley Castle across the Mere while children will also enjoy the adventure den and hidden paths.
The historical St. Nicholas Family Chapel, located in the park, is well worth a visit to enjoy its stained glass altar windows, ornate paneling and peaceful atmosphere, while Cholmondeley Tea Room is situated in the heart of the gardens offering light lunches, homemade cakes and so on. This truly is a garden for everyone.