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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

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Address: 1 Witherwin Avenue | Grappenhall, Warrington WA43DS, England
Phone Number: 441925213638
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Grappenhall Heys walled garden was created around 1830 by Thomas Parr, a...

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. Due to assistance from the local community, the friends of the gardens and with funding provided by English Partnership and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the four-acre walled has been restored to its former glory. The garden compromises of a Victorian kitchen garden with eight glass houses and a pleasure garden. 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. New amenities include a community space, toilets, picnic tables and a café open on Sunday afternoon by volunteers.

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Peaceful local retreat

A regular visitor to this tranquil venue. The walled garden has been lovingly restored over the last few years - although the gardens and ponds have always been well tended as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

A regular visitor to this tranquil venue. The walled garden has been lovingly restored over the last few years - although the gardens and ponds have always been well tended as well as the vegetable plots It is worth keeping an eye out for special events such as Halloween and Summer events including pig roasts A great place to go... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I really enjoyed the Christmas market, some great stuff for sale, it was my first visit but won't be my last, had a lovely latte from the cafe, would recommend lovely gardens worth a visit.

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Thank LyndaH81
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Lovely little gem tucked away.... Very well kept, growing their own fruit and veg Excellent little cafe... Worth a visit you'll enjoy it

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Thank Beesoviking
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We visited the walled gardens for a walk out and were welcomed by one of the volunteers who was clearly passionate about the fabulous renovation that has taken place. There was a lot going on including pumpkin carving for Halloween and the cafe was busy. Great to see families young and old enjoying the walled gardens.

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Thank Nikkinounou
warrington cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

great place for a walk around lovely gardens and stop for a slice of home made cake a good cup of tea or coffee.

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Warrington, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Took an afternoon to is it the garden for Apple picking event. A nice tea room with a wonderful garden to walk around with some great wood sculptures and a large pond with fish for the kids to see. If you need a quiet break then take a visit. You'll be pleasently suprised,

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This garden open only in the afternoons but on a Sunday the cafe is open for delicious cakes and tea etc. So tranquil but popular with families at the weekends particularly. Produce grown in the vegetable garden is often for sale.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The gardens are stunning and very peaceful. Entry is free and the Cafe offers all home made items from toasties, home made soup and lots of different cakes. All at great value.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

small walled garden and pleasure garden. ok for chilling out for a hour but no more. run by volunteers they really do need to get there act together in the tea room took 15 mins to get two cups of tea and I was third in line.

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GHwalledgarden, Public Relations Manager at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden, responded to this review

We are sorry you had a longer wait at the café than anticipated. You may be interested to learn that a series of public events and workshops are run throughout the year which you may consider for any future visits. Check the website in 2016. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful little gem which is hidden away. We took our toddler for a little walk around the gardens which are wonderfully maintained. The please garden was of the greatest interest to our little girl with the pond and ducks she enjoyed it immensely. There are main paths which again are well maintained and suitable for all. There is... More 

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