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6 great spring events in Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:29 27 February 2018

Snowdrop season at Rode Hall Country House and Gardens (credit: www.ukcityimages.com)

Snowdrop season at Rode Hall Country House and Gardens (credit: www.ukcityimages.com)

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Inspiring ways to celebrate the glories of the new season in the beautiful Cheshire countryside

Hare Hill by Richard Mason Hare Hill by Richard Mason

Take a tour of Hare Hill

This tranquil woodland garden, surrounded by parkland, in Over Alderley, near Macclesfield, is the perfect location to put a spring in your step.

Enjoy the delightful walled garden at its heart. It was initially developed for vegetables and cut flowers, but became a plantsman’s garden and in recent years, new borders have been created along the sunny west-facing wall, and on the footprint of the old glasshouse along the south-facing wall. During the winter of 2015/16, a third border was installed, completing the final phase of the walled garden restoration. The planting is predominantly white, in accordance with the vision of its creator, Colonel Charles Brocklehurst, and is intended to provide a spectacular display from spring to autumn, peaking in midsummer. Look out for unusual varieties of iris, poppy, echinacea, lupin and phlox. Entrance prices apply.


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Rode Hall snowdrops by John Cocks Rode Hall snowdrops by John Cocks

Stroll among the snowdrops

Until March 4th you can enjoy one of the UK’s finest snowdrop walks at Rode Hall, Scholar Green. It’s a beautiful end of winter stroll for all the family that follows a diverse landscape and features more than 70 varieties of snowdrops (we never knew there were so many!). This is your chance to walk the mile-long route through the Old Wood and Wild Garden surrounding this stunning Grade II listed property.

It is also the perfect way to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of the great landscape artist Humphrey Repton, as the walk allows you to view his work at its most visible. Admission costs apply.


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Lyme Hall by Leslie Broad Lyme Hall by Leslie Broad

Walk the walls

From March 28th, Lyme Park in Disley offers visitors an insight into its miles of drystone walling.

You can walk the walls on a three mile hike and discover how the team of volunteers conserve and restore them. it’s a free event, although normal admission charges apply. Call to book your place on 0344 249 1895


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Tatton Park by Gillian Baker Tatton Park by Gillian Baker

Cycle around Tatton

On April 18th Tatton Park’s Head Gardener, Simon Tetlow will take visitors on a Repton Ride. This is a rare opportunity to see Repton’s garden design of 1792 and Simon will explain the significance of his famous ‘Red Book’ in creating the iconic English landscape park, looking at views past and present.

Once there, Simon will discuss Repton’s wider legacy, the birth of the modern garden and the eclectic styles that followed emparkment, finishing with a view into Tatton’s famous Japanese Garden. Tickets are £18 per person and must be booked.


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Sunlight in Marbury Park by Stephen McGrath Sunlight in Marbury Park by Stephen McGrath

Forage at Marbury Country Park

Wild Food UK is holding three Spring forages at Marbury Country Park on the edge of Budworth Mere on March 30th, April 21st and May 20th. Foragers get a short introduction to what to look for and then set off for a two-three hour walk around the park’s open grassland, woodland and brooks in search of edible treasures.

There will be breaks along the way for home made refreshments such as lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup. The walk will end with a tasty wild food lunch based on what has been found, such as a salad picked on the day.

Tickets: £45 for adults, £22 for juniors. www.wildfooduk.com

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Church Inn, Mobberley Church Inn, Mobberley

Head for the pub

Cheshire Life Food and Drink Award winning pub for 2017, the Church Inn at Mobberley, has a guided walk created especially for those who enjoy a drink and a delicious lunch as a reward for their efforts.

The one-and-a-half hour walk takes in the Church Inn’s sister pub, the Bulls head - just in case you need to stop for refreshment en route. Along the walk, you’ll be able to inspect the hedgerows for signs of spring, go through a kissing gate and pass a 350 year old Quaker burial ground.


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Hidden Garden, Ness Gardens by Michael Schofield Hidden Garden, Ness Gardens by Michael Schofield

Invite mum to Ness

On Mother’s Day (March 11th) mums can enjoy the delights of Ness Gardens on the Wirral for free (although there is a charge for the rest of the family).

The botanical gardens are the perfect opportunity to get together and admire the beauties of nature, take a stroll and maybe end up in their cafe for lunch or tea and cakes. To make mum’s day there’ll also be the fabulous Off Pitch, a fifty strong choir made up of singers from across the Wirral area performing at the visitor centre from 1-2pm.


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