Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction

We are proud members of the Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction campaign. Formally launched in 2008, to celebrate Cheshire’s Year of Gardens 08, Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction are a consortium of 20 gardens including Tatton and Arley Hall. Their aim is to raise awareness by promoting the richness and diversity of Cheshire’s horticultural assets and increase visitor spend in…

Green Flag Award 2018/19

The walled garden has been awarded the prestigious GREEN FLAG AWARD 2018/19, achieving the maximum possible score for the second year running. This is a mark of a quality park or green space and is given in recognition of achieving the national standard for parks and green spaces. The Mayor of Warrington, Councillor Karen Mundry, and…

Redcurrant liqueur

We have a lot of redcurrants in the garden which are ready now. If you don’t fancy making your own Redcurrant jelly, this sounds quite pleasant 🙂 9oz/255g redcurrants, stripped from stems 9oz/255g brown sugar crystals 3 star anise 2 small pieces of fresh mint 1 ½ pints/750ml white rum Put all the ingredients in…

Elderflower Champagne

In June the Elderflowers are in bloom and a lovely way to take advantage of this is to make Elderflower Champagne which is very easy to make and really refreshing in this very hot weather. The Outreach Officer gave a sample that she made recently and it’s lovely. It only has about 1.5% alcohol content…

April 2018 Update

Hello. Now that the weather is (hopefully) warming up a bit it is a favourite time of year for many people. The birds are singing and busy nest-building and there is plenty of blossom about, even though some trees/shrubs won’t be in full leaf for another month. As well as the obvious cherry we can…