Beautiful Abbeywood Gardens at situated in Abbey Lane, Delamere.
Since 1987, Abbeywood, an Edwardian house set in 45 acres, has been owned by the Rowlinson family, during which time they have made a number of improvements and additions to the gardens.
A delightful display of Snowdrops in Jane's Garden blooms in February, followed by Erythroniums and Trilliums and other rare plants.
The Main Garden is divided up into separate areas within a formal layout which gives way to naturalistic planting within. Seasonal interest continues until around mid September. The Christopher Lloyd inspired Exotic Garden, adjacent to the cafe, is filled with Dahlias, Cannas, Banana and other tender perennials.
The Gazebo leads the visitor to the Pool Garden, which is surrounded by an old established yew hedge. A long central pond is flanked by a parterre. Tulips abound in Spring, in the parterre and the surrounding borders.
The smallest area, the Chapel Garden, is another formal area with a small pool, the borders contain a variety of perennials, Nepeta, Lychnis, Echinacea pupurea 'White Swan', Dianthus 'Alan Titchmarsh', Hemerocallis 'Joan Senior', Miscanthus cosmopolitan and Erigeron annuus, share the space with Viburnum and Choisya.
This leads onto the Pergola Walk. With its adjacent herbaceous borders, Roses and Clematis climb the brick pillars. Narcissus and Tulipa 'Jan Reus' in Spring are followed by the herbaceous perennials. Replanted two years ago, Lupins, Irises, Nepeta, Monarda, Delphiniums, Aster 'Little Carlow', Hemerocallis, Sedum 'Autumn Joy'. Echinacea and Eupatorium fill these borders with colour and texture.
The Arboretum brings together a collection of rare and unusual trees with an emphasis on size,shape, leaf, bark and colour.
Abbeywood also has three large areas of mature woodland, covering an area of approximately ten acres, a woodland walk takes the visitor around the outskirts of the grounds.
Located off the A556 near Delamere Forest. Garden entrance faces St. Peter's Church. Postcode CW8 2HS