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Combermere’s Garden Open Days Begin

Estate - 01.06.18

Over the last few weeks it has seemed like summer is well and truly on its way; the days are longer, the weather has been exceptionally kind to us (although we don’t want to speak too soon!), the grass is fresh, stunning flowers are blooming and an abundance of wildlife has emerged from hibernation once again.

The gardens outside the cottage accommodation at Combermere Abbey look stunning in the spring sunlight

Here at Combermere Abbey, we love to soak in the summer and all its glory with our annual events open to the public. Hot on the heels of our spring Bluebell Walk, we’re very excited to open up the 10 acres of restored gardens and woodlands once again. So, make a note in the diary, because on three Wednesday’s this year: 30th May, 27th June and 26th September, we invite you to attend our Garden Open Days to discover for yourself the charm of Combermere’s grounds that we are so proud of. To sow the ‘open day seed’ and to let you know what can be expected, we thought we’d offer a brief insight into what the day entails…

The self-catering cottages at Combermere Abbey are surrounded by greenery and blossoming flowers

With tickets available on the gate from 1pm on each of the select days, you can begin your journey around Combermere Abbey in the exquisite Victorian Walled Gardens. A glorious five-acre plot, here guests will find a private, secluded Rose Garden, the stunningly restored Glasshouse, the Croquet Lawn and the world’s only Fruit Tree Maze. With an Alice-in-Wonderland-esque ambiance, visitors are promised ultimate tranquillity.

The fruit tree maze at Combermere Abbey surrounds the beautiful Orangery

Beyond the walls, guests will find our ‘Pleasure Garden’ – a woodland area aptly named for its calming atmosphere and aesthetic features; adorned with 19th century Cedar and Tulip trees, as well as an orchard of ‘Lord Combermere’ apple trees, many visitors find the garden ideal for walking or meditating.

Its neighbour, the Garden Wood, on the other hand, is somewhat more energetic, with the bustle of nature constantly scurrying about, moving between the hornbeam, beech and oak trees. The noises of this wildlife haven, far from being restless, effortlessly eliminate the stresses of everyday life. Just past the woods, guests will stumble across a stunning lake that is guaranteed to leave them speechless.

The breathtaking lake at Combermere Abbey is surrounded by ancient woodland

After exploring the grounds, under expert guidance, you can purchase a piece of Combermere for your own garden! Throughout each of our open days, we’ll have a host of gardening experts available to answer any questions that our green-fingered visitors may have, as well as a selection of stunning plants available to buy. A day out in the fresh air is never complete without some refreshments! Our pop up Pavilion café will be up and running throughout the Open Days with our famous tea and cake on offer.

Whether you’re an avid gardener, or in need of an escape from the challenges of daily life, or simply wish to look around this historic estate and stretch your legs in the fresh air of the countryside, our Garden Open days are open to everyone.

Tulips and cherry trees look beautiful in the walled gardens at Combermere Abbey

So, if we’ve sown the seed for a fantastic day out, then make sure you clear the diary, pack your walking boots and come and join us. Then all that is left to do is hope for warm weather on the day! We’ll see you there…

To find out more information on costs and times, please click here.

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