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Bluebell Cottage Gardens

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A Cheshire Delight

Even though we visited at the end of the season, the gardens were more stunning than I imagined... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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An absolute gem

Having just visited bluebell cottage gardens with my wife I can wait to go again. Even though it’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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“garden centre”(6 reviews)
“tea room”(5 reviews)
“cake”(7 reviews)
A 1.5 Acre cottage garden set in a rural location, with plant nursery, wildflower meadow and bluebell woods. Our small tea room serves hot drinks, cakes and ice cream. There are plenty of seats around the garden so do take your time, relax and enjoy...more
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Bluebell Cottage Lodge Lane, Dutton, Warrington WA4 4HP, England
+44 1928 713718
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we visited at the end of the season, the gardens were more stunning than I imagined. It’s a beautiful place for an afternoon wander and a slice of cake, and we’ve bought some lovely plants here too! I’m looking forward to visiting again...More

Thank KtGibbons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having just visited bluebell cottage gardens with my wife I can wait to go again. Even though it’s at the end of the gardening season there are still plenty to see from the delicious looking apples to the small delicate flowers of the Aster. I...More

Thank ricgibbons
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Having visited this garden in a different season we were keen to see how it looked in late summer and we could not have been more impressed. The clever planting created a wonderful mix of colour and texture. Such a delightful and inspirational garden that...More

Thank janiedibnah
SueBeesley, Owner at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks very much for your kind comments :-) Hope you can find time to visit us again next year.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Can’t actually comment on the gardens as we were so disappointed with plant centre and coffee shop we didn’t pay to go further. Plants for sale were poor quality, in fact I’ve thrown better away, and we had to make our own tea and coffee...More

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SueBeesley, Manager at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Ah well, we can't please everyone. Yesterday a customer commented how exceptional our range of perennials is compared to the average garden centre. Yes, we do leave plants out for sale after they have finished flowering and are past their visual best - all are...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Highly recommend a trip here to these surprising gardens. not very big but great selection of unusual plants. Gave us lots of ideas. Coffee shop worth a visit too... Brownies are to die for.

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Charming garden, not too big so it will not take you a long time to work your way around it but the plant nursery has some interesting and well-priced plants and the tea room has a limited but pleasant choice.

Thank charlieclown
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Been several times now to buy plants and always enjoyed seeing what varieties they have, you always find a new plant you want to try or a plant you have been looking for. The gardens are a nice 20-25 min wander and really enjoyed it,...More

Thank Chalkmanvid
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Went here for an open day under the National Gardens Scheme. The gardens are on a nice slope, giving good views from different parts of the garden. Nice planting of different annuals, perennials, bushes and trees. Nice little cafe with good drinks and cakes.

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 23 June 2018

What better way to spend a lovely summer's day than mooching around a beautiful landscaped garden where the plants are also on sale? Amazing find, with tucked away corners where you can sit and take in the views. A wide variety of lovely plants are...More

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 12 June 2018

So - firstly you don't come here for the tea and cake, although both are perfectly fine. You come to see the lovely cottage garden - not huge but the clues in the name "Cottage Garden" which is full of interesting plants and well designed....More

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Jenny S
17 June 2018|
Response from SueBeesley | Property representative |
Hello Jenny, we only allow assistance dogs into the garden. But dogs on leads are welcome around the nursery, in the meadow and woods and at the outside tea room tables where we have water bowls. Dogs that can be left... More
8 March 2015|
Response from SueBeesley | Property representative |
Hello Cath,it's £3.50 per adult. Free to RHS members and under 18's. Garden entry will be free throughout the Easter weekend too.
8 March 2015|
Response from SueBeesley | Property representative |
Hello Kath, It's £3.50 for the gardens, free if you are an RHS member. Entry to the bluebell woods, meadow and nursery is free. But note the gardens don't open until the 1st April. It's just the nursery open at the moment... More