The Jacobean house with surrounding garden has been developed since 1995, when present owners bought the house. Previously a farmhouse, the garden was undeveloped with some mature trees. The garden has been changed, with colour themed borders to the south. To the west of the house concentration on successional planting ensures interest in most seasons. A vegetable garden has been created sheltered by a beech hedge. The meadows are being managed for wildflowers, and species plants have been introduced into the area along with yellow rattle to control the growth of grass. A large number of rare and unusual trees and plants have been planted in the garden and meadows. The millpond once provided water for a mill below the dam. The pond has been renovated but remains a wildlife preserve. It is fed by a stream on the east side of the garden which feeds into a Victorian cascade at the other end. There are also a number of modern sculptures around the garden. A glasshouse attached to the house is used for unusual, tender plants. The garden is still developing with new areas being worked on, and there is always something interesting to see.
The garden Open Day date has been changed to coincide with The Sandstone Ridge Festival and is in aid of the NGS to raise money for nursing and caring charities. Visitors are welcome by appointment throughout the season.
Date: Sunday, 20th May
Venue: Tattenhall Hall, Tattenhall, CH3 9PX
Time: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Ticket Price: Entry £5 at the gate – Proceeds to National Garden Scheme