Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA
Arley Hall website Tel: 01565 777353
For over 500 years, this estate has been the home of the Egerton-Warburton family, who are clearly proud of their historic house and grounds.
One of the garden’s claims to fame is the first double herbaceous border in the country – surprising how something so simple (a long lawn bordered by spectacular planting) should be so revolutionary at the time. There’s also a stunning avenue of holly-leaved oaks (Quercus ilex) clipped into huge cylinders. Arley hosts an annual garden festival at the end of June which is extremely popular.
For information on the opening times and admission fees for the gardens, grounds, chapel, shop, plant nursery, restaurant, see Arley Hall’s website or phone 01565 777353