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Mount Pleasant Gardens

Tranquil and varied collection with a sculpture park.

  • 4.6

  • from 170 Google reviews

A large tree in a park
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About the garden

Coming into life in April, these tiered gardens have views over the Cheshire Plain, with meandering pathways through rhododendrons, thousands of plant varieties and an idyllic summer sculpture trail.

Originally created from scrubland by Dave and Louise Darlington, Mount Pleasant has blossomed into a serene space to while away a few hours. Wander through the wildflower meadow to the sculpture park, where work by talented British artists can be admired among hardwood trees and tropical palms. The Japanese garden features acers and azaleas, and ponds that feed the Bog garden via underground pipes where lush tree ferns thrive.

After exploring the grounds, refuel with tea and cake at the small garden café, and browse the many plants for sale. Stone-carving and needle-felting workshops take place regularly if you want to turn your green fingers to other skills. The garden is only a short walk through peaceful forest tracks from Delamere Station – and just 15 minutes from the centre of Chester – making it an easy day out.

Opening times

2nd April - 26th September Wed, Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Mon 11.00AM - 4.00PM

Useful details

Garden area

10 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site


No - Children are discouraged from coming.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - an area to leave bikes is available.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).


Yes - There is a plant shop.

Cheshire West and Chester, CW6 0TB

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Find the garden

Mount Pleasant Gardens
Cheshire West and Chester
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Public Transport
Bus stop at Farmer’s Arms Pub 10 mins walk up hill.
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 170 Google reviews

Silver Dutchess

5 months ago


What an absolutely hidden jem. Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it, he met dave the owner whom was happy to show him his collection of ferrari's which pleased my husband 😀. There was also a sculpting course going on which was interesting to watch. The sculpture garden was amazing, a small tea room selling light refreshments, the lady who served us was very friendly and informative. We enjoyed our visit and will be returning for the wild flower meadow reveal, can't wait to see that. Also a small variety of plants 🪴 for sale cheap as chips. We have lived in the area for 9 year's and never new this existed We would recommend a visit if ever in the area.

Tracy Chapman

3 months ago


Had a lovely mooch round these beautiful gardens, I almost missed the Sculpture Park, so glad I found it as there are sculptures all round the gardens but this area is on the far side of the house.

Brian Nield

2 months ago


Beautifuly laid out, well planted and excellent variety of plants, trees, shrubs and large wild flower meadow. An absolute gem. Many levels and surprises around each corner. Incredibly managed by the hard working owner and his wife!

susan price

a month ago


Well worth a visit staff very helpful and the gardens are lovely not forget the sculpture garden and the Japanese garden open on a Wednesday Saturday and Sunday 10 until 4

laura partington

5 months ago


Beautiful gardens with something different around every corner. We visited in April, there were lots of plants looking good and the sculptures add to the interest. We will return in summer to see the wild flower meadow and some more of the perennials in flower. Plants are reasonably priced. Definitely worth a visit.

Contact the garden

01829 751 592

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