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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Astor Drive | Grappenhall, Warrington WA4 3DS, England
+44 1925 213638
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Hidden little gem with cafe

Worth the effort to find, this calm oasis has manly accessible grounds, flowers, small lakes and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Knutsford, United Kingdom
Amazing afternoon tea ☕️

A group of friends came here today for afternoon tea and a walk in the beautiful gardens. The cafe... read more

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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden was created around 1830 by Thomas Parr, a Warrington banker, as part of his estate totalling 150 acres. In the 1950's the estate was broken up and land was sold. In the 1970's the family mansion was destroyed in a fire and was demolished. The only surviving part of the original estate was the walled garden which over time became neglected and managed by different groups. As a result of assistance from the local community, the Friends of Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden and funding provided by English Partnerships and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the four-acre walled garden has now been restored to its former glory. The garden compromises of a Victorian kitchen garden with eight fully restored glass houses and a pleasure garden with three ponds. Today, this secret garden is a true asset to the community with an array of events, school programmes and workshops for adults, groups, children and families. Charges apply for some activities and events. New amenities include a community space, toilets, picnic tables and the Fountain Room Cafe which is open from 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays. The cafe may also open for selected events so please check the website or contact the office in advance. Closed Mondays
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Astor Drive | Grappenhall, Warrington WA4 3DS, England
+44 1925 213638
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth the effort to find, this calm oasis has manly accessible grounds, flowers, small lakes and wildlife. There are some new build homes in the area which make local geography a little confusing but it's worth the effort. Especially nice if you're with someone who...More

Thank THEL0bmeister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of friends came here today for afternoon tea and a walk in the beautiful gardens. The cafe is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Afternoon tea is beautiful but it needs to be booked about a week before. It's available on Friday and...More

Thank TTThelwall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large variety of interesting apples. Good woodland walks. Cafe with a nice range of cakes. Interesting exhibition on the history of the gardens. Occasional plays and other events.

Thank 859DaveB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely, peaceful gardens with delightful cafe, staffed by happy, efficient people, serving a limited but delicious menu at reasonable prices.

Thank graham w
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you enter through the the arched gate in the warm sandstone wall you feel as though you are entering somewhere special and you are not wrong! There are large ponds, wooden sculptures, herbaceous borders, a large vegetable and fruit garden plus glasshouses. In addtion...More

Thank EtzyKetzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love it here. Only ever had a drinks, ice cream and cake - not disappointing tho! The children LOVE the generous portions of ice cream. The cakes are always moist and tasty. Well recommended.

1  Thank kate l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to go and relax Take in the peace Cafe is now open which is a bonus to the place Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Beautifully run and supported by many volunteers. Lovely to meander round the grounds with interesting ponds, an orchard and kitchen garden area, stopping for a cup of tea & cake,(other refreshments are also available). great if you are passing as part of a walk or...More

1  Thank Cemo4
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We have had coffee and breakfast here Staff are helpful and food very good. Worth a visit and a walk around .

1  Thank Janettate
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place to have lunch! We sat in the sun outside, looking out onto the gardens. There is a great choice of vegetarian/vegan food and its all fresh and homemade! The gardens are gorgeous but we go for the food! Donna and Dave...More

1  Thank charcarney
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Jules E
21 May 2016|
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Response from GHwalledgarden | Property representative |
Yes you can take a dog but please place it on a lead so we can protect the crops growing in the kitchen garden and the wildlife (such as birds) near the pond. There are dog bowls of water near the glasshouses. Whilst dogs... More
30 June 2015|
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Response from GHwalledgarden | Property representative |
The café is currently open on a Sunday afternoon only as this is run by volunteers. Café facilities are available in the week for organised group bookings in advance. For individuals, the café is closed in the week but we... More