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“a gardener's delight.”
Review of Abbeywood Gardens

Abbeywood Gardens
Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Delamere
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Rowlinson family have lived at Abbeywood since 1987, during which time they have made many improvements and additions to the gardens. The year starts in February with many varieties of Galanthus in Jane's Garden, followed by other Spring favourites, Erythroniums and Trilliums, to name but a few of her rare plants. The Main Garden is divided into separate areas. The formal layout gives way to naturalistic planting within. Early May starts with Tulips followed by Alliums and Camassia. Seasonal interest continues until around mid September - weather depending. The Christopher Lloyd inspired Exotic Garden, designed around the remnants of the old vegetable garden, is filled with Dahlias, Cannas, Banana and other tender perennials. These continue until the first frosts. The Young Arboretum is planted with rare evergreen and deciduous trees for year round interest. A 2km, wildlife walk incorporates the existing and new woodland on the 45 acre grounds.
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“a gardener's delight.”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

We had often driven past the entrance to Abbeywood on our way to Chester and yesterday our curiosity got the better of us! We started with coffee and cake in the conservatory before visiting the stupendous gardens and arboretum. There is also a nature trail but as we only arrived at 3.30 and the gardens closed at 5, we didn't get the chance to go around this.We will definitely go again, with a little more time to spare.Be aware, though, the gardens are not open on Fridays and Saturdays - I think that this may be when they hold private functions such as Weddings and birthdays.

Visited July 2012
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Cheshire, UK
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“Best Flat White in Cheshire”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

And the best poached eggs on toast. And the best cakes. And the most beautiful place to work with laptop. And the most stunning venue. And and and! Abbeywood is a hidden gem!

Visited June 2012
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Runcorn
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3 reviews
“Grand day out!”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Beautiful gardens, lovely cafe. We had morning coffee and lunch, both most enjoyable.

Visited May 2012
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely place, but zero service”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Lovely place, very pretty, we went to the coffee shop, it was busy but not manic, we waited 15 minutes as we were chatting before a menu was bought over, then we ordered and after 20 minutes nothing came, tried to get a staff members attention to tell them to cancel the order but no one about so we just went, shame as I was really looking forward to it, wouldn't bother going again.

Visited May 2012
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staffs
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160 reviews
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“Lovely setting”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

This has developed into a lovely setting with tanquil gardens. There is a seating area outside when weather permits and a nice conservatory area looking over the garden. The staff are polite and efficient. The menu is not so big it gets confusing but offers a range of tasty things. We found the food portions small which made it expensive in our opinion. The coffee was very nice.

Visited March 2012
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