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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Productive community walled garden with wildlife ponds.

  • 4.5

  • from 532 Google reviews

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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden - geograph.org.uk - 1728569 by Howard Rolph. CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

Family

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).

Shops

None

Wheelchair hire

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

WA4 3DS

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Find the garden

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
WA4 3DS
Sat Nav Postcode
WA4 3DS
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 532 Google reviews

Daniel Chan

2 weeks ago

5

It's an ancient botanical garden that has a great variety of flowery plants. The reflection of the ponds adds vibrant colors for the beautiful flowers. If you visit the garden in the afternoon, why not relax and enjoy a cup of tea with the bird's songs surrounding you? The glasshouse cafe is just located next to the lovely farmland.

Mark Stephan

in the last week

4

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.

david lundy

5 months ago

4

Well maintained but very little to see at the moment. Opens from 12 noon to 4pm daily an extra hour at weekends. Cafe closed when we called mid-week but I hear it is very nice.

Sue Wilson

8 months ago

5

A beautiful 'secret' garden in Warrington. Brilliant service of coffee and cake too in the tearoom. They do afternoon teas too but £20 per person I think is a bit on the expensive side. Lovely place to visit though.

Joanne S.

9 months ago

5

Picked a hot summer's day to walk around this beautiful walled garden. It is the perfect place for a picnic, besides the water, under the shade of a mature tree. There is a cafe in the grounds serving sandwiches, cakes and beverages. The garden is free to enter too We spent a couple of hours here. I look forward to returning soon to claim that perfect picnic spot.

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01925 213638

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