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Adlington Hall & Gardens

Adlington Hall’s gardens are an oasis of tranquillity. It’s thought that Charles Legh first landscaped the gardens in the 18th century, in the style of Capability Brown

  • 4.6

  • from 129 Google reviews


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About the garden

With such magnificent architecture at the heart of the Adlington Hall estate, the gardens might easily be overlooked if it weren’t for their impressive scale and features. The large maze grown over many years from Yew is perhaps the most remarkable sight, but also of note is the striking Laburnum archway, which represents an unusual canary yellow alternative to the typical Wisteria arches you might find at other gardens. The Lime avenue is also noteworthy, dating back to the 17th century - one of the oldest surviving examples in Britain.

The grounds have been painstakingly landscaped over many years, with just as much care and attention as has been paid to the buildings, with a large Parterre recently created to add a splash of colour to the East wing. There are various themed areas across the grounds including a Water Garden and Woodland Wilderness, with bridges, temples and follies set about in a rococo style. In Spring, the woodland gardens are covered with vast carpets of bluebells, while summer months are notable for the heady scents in the formal Rose Garden.

Visitors are typically able to enjoy refreshments at the oak-panelled Tea Rooms, though these are currently closed due to COVID restrictions (as of July 2021).

How long is a typical visit?

The average visitor spends 1 - 2 hours (Quarter Day) at Adlington Hall and Gardens.

Opening times

April - August Sundays 2PM - 5PM Private group visits may be pre-booked.

Useful details

Garden area

60 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).



Cheshire, SK10 4LF

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Adlington Hall & Gardens
SK10 4LF
Sat Nav Postcode
SK10 4LF
Public Transport
Nearest station is Adlington; walk is along paved country roads.
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Garden Day Ticket

Single-Day Ticket - valid for entry to the gardens only on the date selected below.

Our regular opening will be complemented by the following seasonal garden open days:

Snowdrops - Sunday 20th February Spring Bulbs - Sunday 17th April Bluebells - Sunday 1st May Autumn Colours - Sunday 16th October

The following visitors do not need to book a ticket: - Historic Houses (HHA) members

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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 129 Google reviews

Maurice Littlewood

a year ago


Very pleasant. Bit sparse. But private home after all

Hayley McGrory

a year ago


Attended the Plant Hunters fair and had a lovely walk around the gardens.

SUE worsley

a year ago


Good weather for the plant fair. Bluebells magnificent in the grounds

Barry Thomas

a year ago


Excellent place to spend for a quiet stroll and to unwind.

Paul Barber

a year ago


Lovely gardens and woodland walks when they are open to the public. Great plant fair

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01625 829206

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