Tatton offers 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 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 beautiful orchard and walled gardens.

Reflecting the seasonal garden harvest, the menu includes traditional lunch and afternoon tea favourites. 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.

Join us for a celebratory Mother's Day Afternoon TeaCheck permission before use_credit Louise Adby (71)

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March 

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Join us over the weekend at the Gardener’s Cottage where we will be serving up an extra special Mothers Day Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco or Elderflower presse on arrival and relax enjoying views over Tatton Park’s glorious gardens. We will be serving a hand picked menu using Tatton’s estate reared produce and home baked cakes and pastries. Your booking includes a gift of Tatton’s handmade fudge for all mothers to take home. 

Due to popular demand we are offering  Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at set times over the weekend. (11am-1pm, 1:30 - 3:30pm and 4-6pm both Saturday and Sunday) Please use the reservation form below to reserve your table for this event or alternatively contact the team at the Gardener's Cottage directly on 01625 374467. 

Please note that we will only be taking bookings for Mother's Day Afternoon Tea across these two days and our normal menu will not be available. For breakfast and lunch dishes pop into the Stables Restaurant. Please make us aware of any allergy or dietry requirements at the time of booking your Afternoon Tea.

Gardener's Cottage opening times:

The Gardener's Cottage is currently open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout January, February and March, from 10am - 4pm


Breakfast (served 10am - 11.30am)  ~ Lunch 12pm - 2pm  ~  Sandwiches (served 12 - close) Scones & Cakes (served all day)  ~  Afternoon Tea (served 2pm - close)


Our afternoon tea is very popular, to avoid disappointment we recommend you book in advance  - please call 01625 374467. Alternatively you can fill in our online booking form and we will get back to you. (Please note we ask for payment in advance for afternoon teas.)

reservation form          menu

Gift Voucher for Afternoon Tea

Makes a perfect birthday gift  - call to buy over the phone 01625374467  or drop us an email to

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