We've been before but earlier or later in the year. Very pretty area with plenty for the family too. We bought produce grown in the gardens and enjoyed the walk round looking at... read more
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 cafe is open on Saturday & Sunday afternoon by volunteers. Cafe may open for selected events so please check the website or contact the office in advance. Closed Mondays