Tatton park header image


gardeners cottage illustration

 Tatton is delighted to offer an exclusive dining experience in the beautiful setting of its famous award winning gardens. Opening its doors in 2013, the former head Gardener’s Cottage is the perfect location for a relaxing specialty coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Full of cosy, cottage character you’ll have the option to be served inside or out (weather permitting) with views of the garden’s attractive orchard and walled gardens.

Designed to reflect this unique spot the menu includes traditional lunch and afternoon tea favourites. The Cottage uses the freshest of seasonal garden produce available right on their doorstep for them to create truly unique dishes. Treat yourselves in one of the most beautiful settings in Cheshire.

Download the Gardener's Cottage Festive menu

Afternoon TeaGardener's Cottage opening times:

Low Season: (Tuesday 27 October 2015 to Friday 18 March 2016) open Tue - Sun 10am - 4pm. During low season dining may be limited to the Stables restaurant or Gardener's Cottage tea room and last orders are half an hour before closing time. Booking is recommended. 

High season: (Saturday 19th March 2016 - Sunday 30th October 2016) open daily 10am - 5pm. Please note last orders are 30 mins before closing time, booking is not always essential but is recommended.

Afternoon Tea  (served from 2.30pm)

We recommend that afternoon tea is pre-booked before your visit in order to avoid disappointment - please call 01625 374467. Alternatively you can fill in our reservation enquiry form online and we will get back to you. (For groups of 12 or more we require a deposit to secure your booking)


As an expert scone taster the one here is the best, light and fruity jam, perfect cream, yummy! Tea hot and tasty and service with a smile, what more could we ask for.Saga Holidays

Gift Voucher for Afternoon Tea

Makes a perfect birthday gift  - call to buy over the phone 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.