Stonyford Cottage Gardens

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The gardens were created from a wetland area around a tranquil pool in a sheltered valley on the edge of Delamere Forest.

This is an informal garden where shade and moisture loving plants, including Primulas, Astilbes and Hostas grow amongst natural wooded areas. Paths lead the visitor over bridges, to an unusual island where groups of Alder and Willow grow through the water, reminiscent of "the everglades". At the poolside, trees include the Swamp Cypress and the Dawn Redwood. The beautiful views across the pool to the cottage gardens lead the eye over waterside Iris, giant marsh Marigolds and borders of summer flowering perennials, set around some rarer trees and shrubs. Many of the plants featured in the gardens are grown on site at our nursery.

Fact File

Opening Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday & Bank Holiday Mondays. 1st March - 31st October 2019. (Open on Sundays for Special Events - see website.) Group visits also welcome any day or evening and Mondays by appointment.
Admission Rates: Adults £4.00, Senior Citizens £4.00, Children Free. Garden Season pass £7.00 (1st March to 31st October)
Group Rates/Tours: Minimum Group size 8, includes guided tour lasting about 45 minutes to 1 Hour. Adults and Senior Citizens £5.00, Children Free. Group tour including Cream Teas: £9.50, Lunch options available too. (Advance booking required)
Facilities: Tearoom serving light refreshments, lunches. Disabled Access: Most areas accessible some steps and gravel paths.
Toilets on site: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on level of plant interest.
Special Events:
Specialist Plant Fairs, Bank Holiday Mon 27th May, and Bank Holiday Mon 26th August 2019. 10am - 4pm.
National Garden Scheme Charity Event, Sun 12th May and Sun 28th July 2019 from 11.00am - 4.00pm.
Outdoor Theatre by Folksy Theatre Company.
Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors' on Tues 13th and Wed 14th August 2019. Starts 7.00pm.
Family show - Quentin Blake’s Mr Magnolia Tues 20th August, Starts 6.30pm. (Tickets available online at Folksy Theatre or at the Nursery).
Booking Contact: Philip Overland Stonyford Cottage, Stonyford Lane, Oakmere, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2TF
Booking Tel No: 01606 888970
Location: From Northwich take the A556 towards Chester, 3/4 mile past A556/A49 junction, follow the brown signs on A556.