Arley Hall and Gardens


(Cheshire Historic Buildings)


CW9 6NA
Northwich
Cheshire
England
01565 777 353
www.arleyhallandgardens.com


Arley Hall & Gardens is a place of enormous character, charm and interest. Visitors are frequently struck by the warm and intimate atmosphere and the feeling that Arley is a much-cherished family home.

The Gardens, which are amongst the finest in Britain, are outstanding for their vitality, variety and historical interest and are particularly celebrated for the magnificent double herbaceous border.

 

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A Stately Home
Arley Hall is one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the North West. The elaborate ceilings & oak panelling, impressive fireplaces, intricate stained glass and beautiful contents are features which make Arley Hall so special. Visitors are enthralled by entering a piece of living history. It gives an intimate insight into life in the Hall and the history of a family that has cherished Arley as their home for over 550 years.

The present Hall stands on the same site as the first house built by the family 1469. The Hall standing was built between 1832 and 1845 by Rowland Egerton-Warburon to the design of George Latham, a Nantwich architect. It is situated at the very heart of the Estate. It overlooks the famous Gardens and beautifully landscaped Park. The stonework of the house is Hollington stone.

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Arley Gardens
Amongst the finest in Britain and Europe the Gardens have been created over the last 250 years by successive generations of the same family. They offer an unusual blend of long history and traditional design with inspired modern ideas and additions. The result is a garden rich in atmosphere, interest and vitality.

The Herbaceous Border is its best know feature which is thought to be the first border of its kind planted in England. This along with the unique Quercus Ilex Columns, Pleached Lime Avenue of trees and the furlong walk make this simply the most amazing and interesting garden.

Within its eight acres of formal garden, which can take you several hours to meander around, there are many different areas, each with its own distinctive character. On the NE side of the house, beyond the Chapel is The Grove, a well established arboretum and a Woodland Walk of about 6 or 7 acre. The Grove has a pathway approx 1/3rd of a mile long and it will take you approx 30 minutes to walk around depending on your pace and interest in the planting, while the Woodland Walk is approx 1/5th of a mile long and will take you approx 15 minutes to walk, once again depending on your pace.

At Arley you will see a huge range of plants of all kinds, making it a treasure trove both for the keen plantsman and for the less specialised visitor. Both The Grove and Woodland walk are not suitable for wheelchair access during wet periods, however the Gardens has good wheelchair access, no matter what the weather.

 

Special Events at Arley

There are special events throughout the year at Arley - check the website for up to date information. Don't miss the Garden Festival 25th and 26th June 2016:

Open 10am – 5 pm. Spectacular Floral displays, plant nurseries and garden accessories. Food Fair, Craft Fair, Live jazz band in the morning and concert band in the afternoon. Schools Flowerbed challenge and childrens entertainment. Hall & Gardens included in entry price.
With an audience of over 6000, enjoy classic cars, gardening question and answer sessions as well as garden tours lead by Lord Ashbrook and Gordon Baillie (Head Gardener). Hall & Gardens included in ticket price.

Book online below for discount online ticketing. Adults on the Gate £16.50, Seniors £14.50, Children (0-16) FREE, Parking FREE.



 

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