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Welcoming you back to the Gardens, Farm and Mansion. Visits need pre-booked tickets with arrival times.


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Experience delicious new takeaway picnics ideal for al fresco dining in the Parkland or to take home. Here's what tasty treats you will find in our Head Gardener's Picnic box: 

  • A selection of freshly made sandwiches (Cucumber, Dill & Cream cheese, Coronation Chicken; Ham and Mustard and Smoked Salmon)
  • A mini savoury Tatton Garden squash and Cheshire cheese tart
  • Mini lemon drizzle cakes
  • A sultana scone with jam and clotted cream
  • A bottle of Victorian Lemonade or Ginger Beer
  • Packaged in a sustainable picnic box with cutlery and napkins
  • A handy Parkland map of where you can go with your picnic to enjoy Tattons tremendous views!


Unfortunately due to the nature of this offer we are unable to fulfil any special dietary or allergen requests.

Head Gardener’s pre-paid Picnic

Available daily between 11am-4pm


Picnic for one


Picnic for two



Choose from convenient time slots to collect your picnic from the Gardener's Cottage Tea room – 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

We’ll include a handy Parkland map of places you can take your picnics to enjoy Tatton’s Tremendous views, (please note picnics in the Gardens is not permitted.)

All vehicles entering the park pay £7

Gardener's Cottage opening times:

We are now open daily 10am- 5pm from Thursday 6 August 2020 serving, for now, a lighter menu of hot and cold drinks delicious bloomer sandwiches and cakes as well as our new pre-paid takeaway picnics.

Reservations to dine in the Cottage are recommended, fill out the form below to reserve your table before your visit.

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A bit more abut the Cottage... 

An exclusive dining experience in the beautiful setting of its famous award winning gardens. The former head Gardener’s Cottage, just inside the Stableyard, is the perfect location for a relaxing bite to eat.  Full of cosy, cottage character you’ll have the option to be served inside or out (weather permitting) with views of the garden’s beautiful orchard and walled gardens.

The Cottage uses the garden produce available right on their doorstep to create truly unique dishes. Treat yourselves in one of the most beautiful settings in Cheshire.

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reservation form

For any enquiries please call the team on 01625374467 or drop us an email to gardenerscottage@cheshireeast.gov.uk

 Alternatively please visit the cottage and a member of the team will assist with your enquiry.