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Mount Pleasant Gardens

Tranquil and varied collection with a sculpture park.

  • 4.6

  • from 133 Google reviews

A large tree in a park
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

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

  • 4.6

  • from 133 Google reviews

Julie Calvert

6 months ago


I visited the gardens today for the first time with my sister. We absolutely loved it. We recommend it to everyone. Wonderful sculptures and setting really friendly people running the cafe.

Graham Davies

5 months ago


Beautiful gardens and fantastic sculptures. Spoke to the owner, he was very friendly and engaging - this entire venture looks like a labour of love and is well worth a visit.

Andrew Lea

7 months ago


Gorgeous place lots of beautiful plants and scenery.

Maggie Shannon

6 months ago


Beautiful gardens and it was lovely to explore the sculpture trail. Loved the glass artworks dotted about, they look great in a garden setting.

paul herbert

4 months ago


Really wonderful gardens a good mixture of plants sculpting was amazing. Not overpriced either. Passed pleasant 2hrs.

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01829 751 592

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