Mount Pleasant Gardens
Cafe or restaurant
Tiered gardens with views over the Cheshire Plain, Mount Pleasant Gardens offers meandering pathways, thousands of plant varieties and an idyllic summer sculpture trail.
Originally created from scrubland by Dave and Louise Darlington, Mount Pleasant has blossomed into a serene space to while away a few hours. Wander through the wildflower meadow to the sculpture park, where work by talented British artists can be admired among hardwood trees and tropical palms. The Japanese garden features acers and azaleas, and ponds that feed the Bog garden via underground pipes where lush tree ferns thrive. After exploring the grounds, refuel with tea and cake at the small garden café, and browse the many plants for sale. Stone-carving and needle-felting workshops take place regularly if you want to turn your green fingers to other skills. The garden is only a short walk through peaceful forest tracks from Delamere Station – and just 15 minutes from the centre of Chester – making it an easy day out.
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday Mondays at 12pm-5pm
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.