Over the last fifty years, William Podmore OBE has developed the gardens to create a series of beautifully composed rural vistas. These have been enhanced by the construction of six lakes, bridges, follies, grottoes and other focal points, set against the enclosing shelter belts planted with swathes of trees and shrubs, to form a colourful background.
The viewing points have been made easily accessible by the construction of four miles of paths at different levels, and the edges screened with trees so that the views are hidden until the vista is revealed on reaching the correct view point, where a seat is provided.
In many cases, the seat is enclosed so the picture is framed to concentrate the attention on the carefully selected composition, and the views can be enjoyed whatever the weather.
Opening times: For 2014 the gardens will only be open to the public on the first Sunday of every month March – November (The house is not open to the public). However, Consall Gardens is available for pre-booked large group visits everyday and all year round – please telephone for further information and to book.
Admission Rates: Adults £5.50, Child £1.50 (5-16yrs), Family – 2 Adults with up to 3 Children £13.00
Group Rates: 40+ Exclusive access on none public days. Below 40 by appointment. Good offers for all group bookings
Facilities: Toilets, Gift shop, Tea room/restaurant, plants for sale, Conducted Buggy tours
Disabled Access: Large Disabled Toilet, Parking
Tours Events: Fully conducted buggy tours, Bookings advised
Coach Parking: Yes, excellent coach parking
Length of Visit: At least 4 hours
Booking Contact: Michelle Swann or Justin Ball
Consall Hall Landscape Gardens, Consall, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST9 OHG
Telephone: 01782 551 947 or 07877 441 423
Location: From the main A52 Stoke – Ashbourne road take the A522 (Wetley Rocks – Cheadle). Follow brown signs 3/4 mile beyond Consall village, signposted ‘No Through Road’