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The Gardens at Tatton Park

Tatton Park Garden's history

The 50 acres of gardens at Tatton have been developing for over 200 years with each successive owner of the Tatton Park estate playing their part in its evolution. Lewis William Wyatt and Joseph Paxton, architect of Crystal Palace, designed various elements including the Conservatory which is now open to following a comprehensive restoration programme and will be `stocked' over the coming months. Up until the death of Maurice, the Last Lord Egerton of Tatton, in 1958 the gardens continued to be enhanced and enjoyed by each owner of Tatton Park

Tatton Park Gardens Today

Today it is an almost complete picture of how the gardens existed in Edwardian times.  Find out more about the different areas of Tatton Park's gardens from the Garden Areas section including Walled Kitchen Garden, Japanese Garden, Glasshouses and Pleasure areas.  The maze is popular with younger visitors and the arboretum contains almost 900 interesting and varied plants.

Tours of Tatton Park's Japanese Garden take place in high season and several events take place in the garden throughout the year. Details can be found on the events at Tatton Park page.

To find out when to visit Tatton Park's gardens visit the the garden opening times.

Please note only assistance dogs are allowed in the formal gardens.

 Tatton Park has been nominated in the 'Most Inspiring Vegetable Garden To Visit' category of the Great British Growing Awards™ 2016 – Nominated entirely by the readers of Grow your own magazine and our online vistors to the website www.growfruitandveg.co.uk  TO VOTE: click the image below (opens in a pop up window) and fill in the voting.

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Tatton Park is amongst very good company in Cheshire and is one of Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction check out the animation to see what we’re talking about!

Tatton Park is one of Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction. Chester and Cheshire is home to some of the most spectacular gardens to visit in England. It is one of the Royal Horticultural Society's recommended gardens and RHS members enjoy free entryCheshire Gardens of Distinction