Leaving the Hall by the North door, a flight of stone steps from the garden leads up to the ancient rookery and onto the Tilting Ground, which formed part of a vast Elizabethan pleasure garden. Built by Sir Edward Fitton in the late 1590s, it consisted of a wilderness garden, with a long graveled walk (now called the bowshot) giving views over the Cheshire plain towards the Welsh hills. In this formal 20-acre paddock there is also evidence of a maze, extensive brick revetment, and excavation in the low central section has revealed that it was sealed with red clay.
Garden audio tours
Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.
Gawsworth Hall Macclesfield Cheshire GB SK11 9RN
Sundays from 20th May to 16th September 2018 at 2pm-5pm Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from 27th June to 24th August 2018 at 2pm-5pm