Today we are welcomed to a private garden by kind permission of Phil and Alexis Redmond.
The gardens, designed by TH Mawson, are best known for their rhododendrons, 3,000 of which were planted when the gardens were established over a hundred years ago. The majority flower at the end of May- early June.
Also enjoyed during their seasons are daffodils, bluebells in the lower valley and azaleas and ornamental cherries throughout the gardens. Mawson’s design of the garden took superb advantage of the hillside site and worked closely with the architect of the House CE Mallows to create a line of structure in all the formal gardens around the house to increasing informality as they stretch to the neighbouring countryside.
A great influence on Mawson was the Arts and Crafts Movement borne out of Tirley Garth in the elaborate stonework, gently rising steps, terracing and ornate balustrading.
The gardens are English Heritage classified and the only Arts and Crafts gardens in Cheshire that remain complete and in excellent condition. The gardening team will give an orientation talk and be on hand to answer questions.
Lunch will be served in the tea room.
The Perennial 2017 Special Events programme is kindly supported by Hartley Botanic