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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

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Address: Astor Drive | Grappenhall, Warrington WA4 3DS, England
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+44 1925 213638
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Tue - Fri 13:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden was created around 1830 by Thomas Parr, a...

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden was created around 1830 by Thomas Parr, a Warrington banker, as part of his estate totalling 150 acres. In the 1950's the estate was broken up and land was sold. In the 1970's the family mansion was destroyed in a fire and was demolished. The only surviving part of the original estate was the walled garden which over time became neglected and managed by different groups. As a result of assistance from the local community, the Friends of Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden and funding provided by English Partnerships and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the four-acre walled garden has now been restored to its former glory. The garden compromises of a Victorian kitchen garden with eight fully restored glass houses and a pleasure garden with three ponds. Today, this secret garden is a true asset to the community with an array of events, school programmes and workshops for adults, groups, children and families. Charges apply for some activities and events. New amenities include a community space, toilets, picnic tables and the Fountain Room Cafe which is open from 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays. The cafe may also open for selected events so please check the website or contact the office in advance. Closed Mondays

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Beautiful gardens

A definite hidden gem. Lovely little garden with a nice cafe - a good way to spend a couple of hours. The events are always a hit too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A definite hidden gem. Lovely little garden with a nice cafe - a good way to spend a couple of hours. The events are always a hit too.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden for lunch on 19 February 2017. We had popped in a few weeks ago and were really impressed with that first visit. This time we enjoyed a snack and drinks for six of us and, once again, the service was excellent (even though it was busy). Dog walkers were sitting outside with their dogs... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday we had a great walk around the Appleton Thorn and Grappenhall areas. It was a lovely morning and it was good to be out in the open air. We called for a drink in Grappenhall and had a lovely cup of tea in the gardens of Grappenhall Hess. I have often been told what a lovely place it is... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walk my dog daily and on occasions we meander up past the cricket club from Grappenhall Village to the Walled Garden. When we do go this route I often pop my head into the Walled Gardens for a look, and to see if there is any nice produce on offer from the store. It is always beautifully kept and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sponsors need to be congratulated for their vision and determination to make this small communal place - a well come visit

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1 Thank Alan R
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk's, pleasant gardens, excellent cafe, delicious food, very good service, highly recommended!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit and have a walk around followed by a pit stop for a coffee. This is well maintained and very pretty. I particularly like looking at all the fruit and vegetables they are growing. I went with the kids and the dog and we all felt very welcome.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live nearby,but had never been.we were very pleasantly surprised.we really enjoyed walking round these gardens.We finished the afternoon of with a cup of tea and own made cake ,served by very good helpers.You do not have to go miles to have a good afternoon out.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Small compared to nearby Walton Gardens but definitely worth a visit. Gardens are well looked after and have a cafe open at weekends. Great if you just want a quiet walk for an hour or so, I've never seen it crowded.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

After years living in Warrington I have only just discovered Grappenhall Heys. Its simply a pleasant place to walk alone, with kids or a dog (on a lead in the gardened/pond area). I go into the woods with the dog down the long path running through the fields. You have different places to explore. Lovely little fruit trees walled garden... More 

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Just to let you know that the café is very dog friendly - you can leave your dog just outside whilst you place your order and then either enjoy your food/beverage at our tables outside the glasshouses or if the weather is inclement, under the gazebo in the rear yard. More 

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