Productive community walled garden with wildlife ponds.
About Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden has survived two world wars and the threat of a housing development, but luckily for us, a group of locals stepped in to save it.
Thanks to the Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden Conservation Group, the woodlands, ponds and ornamental pleasure gardens now offer a foliage-framed glimpse into what life was like on this country estate back when it was first created in 1830.
Grappenhall is really two gardens in one: one created to supply the kitchen and one designed for scenic strolling. For a glance of the Good Life, follow your belly to the kitchen garden where organically grown butternut squash, potatoes, apples and plums sit ripening at any one time. Or get your camera ready and head beyond the manicured Yew Hedge, where curving pathways and open lawns are fringed by herbaceous borders in hues of pinks, yellows and electric greens.
The two gardens also share the site with eight enviably spacious Victorian glasshouses, a number of outbuildings, and three wildlife ponds. A family-run café keeps visitors fed and watered.
Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Cafe/Restaurant, Car Park
Winter: Winter Garden, Snowdrops
Spring: Daffodils, Cherry Blossom, Bluebells, Perennial Borders
Summer: Perennial Borders
Autumn: Autumn Colour
Year-Round: Walled Garden, Formal Garden, Kitchen Garden, Pool/Pond
Tickets & Discounts
Day ticket prices: Free entry.
Good to Know
Dog Walking: Yes - Dogs on leads.
Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages, but under supervision because of ponds.
Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
Wheelchair Hire: Yes - Fold up wheelchair available for free use, on request.
Bicycle Storage: Yes - you can lock up your bike at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden.
Public Transport: Yes - Use the CAT no. 8 bus (Hatton) Nearest bus stop is at top of Lumb Brook Road.
Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using WA4 3DS.
Last Entry: Same as 'Closing Time'.
Size of Site: 4 Acres.
Profile Information: Last updated by Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden in 2021.