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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

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Address: Astor Drive | Grappenhall, Warrington WA4 3DS, England
Phone Number: 441925213638
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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. 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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Lovely Sunday Walk

Lovely little place tuned away from the hustle and bustle of the city but little more that a 5 minute drive away. Super gardens and a smashing little tea shop selling lovely home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely little place tuned away from the hustle and bustle of the city but little more that a 5 minute drive away. Super gardens and a smashing little tea shop selling lovely home made cakes. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Rsh A
Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the gardens today with my family, we had lunch in the cafe & the food was wonderful & the homemade cakes were lovely. What great service from the staff too. They were able to heat up my baby food which in other places it has been an issue but they went out of their way to help. We... More 

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Thank AmyTomTom11
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Garden and wildlife great disappointments that there were no brownies will be back tomorrow for them good excuse to go back only live 5 minutes away why have I not been before

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely community place to wander through any time of year and it's run by volunteers. There are lovely flowers, plants, fruit trees and vegetables along with a large pond feature with plent of fish to watch. There is a nice tea shop, in a conservatory styled building which also sells some delicious cakes. The ripe fruit and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in need of a n hour or two of quiet time to contemplate the world.... Then this is the place! This wonderful Victorian walled garden is expertly cared for by a team of dedicated volunteers, it has a couple of small picturesque lily ponds, beautiful herbaceous borders, a lovely kitchen garden and plenty of benches. It has... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here today to see the work done on the glasshouses. Absolutely stunning! The work has been carried out to the most professional standard, melding old metalwork with new. A cafe is now utilised in one of the glasshouses with lots of seating outside as well. The food was fresh, beautifully presented and imaginative. As vegetarians sometimes the choice can... More 

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Thank Delilah87
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The secret garden just feels like walking into another world. Beautiful gardens with the odd fabulous wood carvings. Had a bite to eat at the conservatory cafe, not much food choice but comes well presented and fresh, however be prepared to have a wait during busy periods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New hours for Friday to Sunday- 10am to 5pm. Good food available at a reasonable price. Also can buy garden produce freshly picked. Watching volunteers picking whilst eating.

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Thank Paul W
Northwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit after 6 months away and was left devastated by some of the changes not for the better I would like to say the garden still looks amazing and the produce available to buy was lovely by great people But the cafe was awful gone are the mix of bubbly friendly volunteers of all ages replaced by sullen... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Partner and myself visit the walled gardens on a regular basis. It is so well-looked after, has 2 duck ponds, a café, open on Sunday afternoons, beautiful flowers and fruit and veg, you can buy some of these at certain times.

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