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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Productive community walled garden with wildlife ponds.

  • 4.5

  • from 586 Google reviews

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About the garden

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden has survived two world wars and the threat of a housing development, but luckily for us, a group of locals stepped in to save it.

Thanks to the Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden Conservation Group, the woodlands, ponds and ornamental pleasure gardens now offer a foliage-framed glimpse into what life was like on this country estate back when it was first created in 1830.

Grappenhall is really two gardens in one: one created to supply the kitchen and one designed for scenic strolling. For a glance of the Good Life, follow your belly to the kitchen garden where organically grown butternut squash, potatoes, apples and plums sit ripening at any one time. Or get your camera ready and head beyond the manicured Yew Hedge, where curving pathways and open lawns are fringed by herbaceous borders in hues of pinks, yellows and electric greens.

The two gardens also share the site with eight enviably spacious Victorian glasshouses, a number of outbuildings, and three wildlife ponds. A family-run café keeps visitors fed and watered.

Opening times

1PM - 4PM Tuesday - Friday 10AM - 4PM Saturday - Sunday

Useful details

Garden area

4 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


undefined Yes - Children of all ages, but under supervision because of ponds.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - you can lock up your bike at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).



Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Fold up wheelchair available for free use, on request.


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Find the garden

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
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Public Transport
Use the CAT no.
8 bus (Hatton) Nearest bus stop is at top of Lumb Brook Road.
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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 586 Google reviews

Mark Stephan

8 months ago


Lovely gardens with two large ponds. Dog friendly ( on leads ) Not a large garden but ideal for a stroll, watch the pond wildlife. There is an excellent cafe, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are woodland pathways adjacent to the gardens, we will revisit.

Catherine Smith

4 months ago


Lovely restored walled kitchen and pleasure garden with ponds. Free entry, parking limited on the roadside but we found a space easily enough even though it was relatively busy. Lovely cafe in the greenhouse, indoor/outside seating. Toilets only when the cafe is open so check times. Dogs allowed in the garden on a lead but not in the cafe. Cafe is lovely , moderately priced e.g. £2 for a mug of tea. You can really see the hard work that has gone into the testoration. Well worth a visit to this pretty garden.

Aaron Healey

9 months ago


This walled garden is a little hidden gem. A quiet tranquil place to relax. Cafe on site but we did not use. I could sit and watch the fish for hours.

Sarah Lea

7 months ago


Lovely gardens and cafe. Smaller than I expected but if you've got couple of hours to kill perfect.

M Martin

10 months ago


Only open at certain times of the day but a lovely quiet place to walk around. You are asked to keep dog's on a lead

Contact the garden

01925 213638

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