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A visit to Tatton Park, Cheshire.*

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*Yesterday we spent a lovely day at Tatton Park, strolling around the beautiful gardens and visiting the Stately Mansion House. The Tatton property was purchased in 1598 by Sir Thomas Egerton who later became the Lord Chancellor of England, it has been passed down through the family, with each successive owner making changes according to their tastes and whims. The final chapter in the history of Egerton ownership of Tatton ended in 1958, Maurice the 4th Baron Egerton died unmarried and left the Estate to The National Trust , In 1960 a lease was drawn up between The National Trust and the Cheshire County Council for the property to be financed, maintained and administered by the County Council in close consultation with The National Trust
The garden at Tatton is set within an extensive landscaped park and provides an attractive area to the south and west of the Mansion House. The gardens are split up into a series of different gardens, each unique in its purpose and attractiveness. Hope the following pictures will give you a tantalzing glimpse.

The Walled Garden
The garden is approached through the Stable Yard leading through the Pergola to a productive orchard containing many kinds of fruit , apples, pears, cherries, peaches and nectarines all trained in various exotic ways.
The walled garden were in constant production providng food for the family and the 40 House staff, this garden is just one of three walled gardens dating back to 1750.

The Pergola Covered in Wisteria and interspersed with Fruit Trees

The Orchard Garden

The Vegetable Garden

The Protection Gang

The Rose Garden
This was created in 1913 for Lady Egerton the wife of
Alan De Tatton As it is still very early in the year, there was not any roses in flower,

The Pool
Tthis was used by the family to bathe in, after a strenuous game of tennis, all garden work had to be completed by 10.am so that Lady Egerton could sit undisturbed and enjoy the seclusion of this area.

Back Drop of Topiary borrowed from the Tower Garden

The Tower Garden
This area is enclosed with walls and dominated by huge Yew Hedges of Topiary and the Tower itself which featured as far back as 1750 on the os map. The purpose of the Tower was to watch for sheep stealing on the park land..

The statue of “Fame” and the marble seats, lead tanks and urns were all brought from Rostherne Manor at the time of its demolition.

Shrubbery

The Italian Garden
Commissoned and completed around 1890, Joseph Paxton was responsible for the design. The centre piece The Statue of Neptune was brought from Venice in 1920

The Leech Pool

The Japanese Garden
It is thought that Alan de Tattons visit to the Anglo-Japanese Exhibtion at White City London in 1910 inspired him to engage a team of Japanese workmen to put together what is now rated to be the"Finest example of a Japanese Garden in Europe"

Trees
There were so many maginificent and rare specimens that it was impossible to capture them with my little camera, here are few which made a big impact on me , mainly for their colour, texture and beauty!

There was just not enough hours in the day to see everything, we will be returning later in the year to see it all in a dfferent season and maybe take a guided tour of the gardens. Hope you enjoy this little visit!*

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it looks superb, a lot to take in on one day.

27 May, 2010

 

Beautiful place thanks for sharing ur lovely pics.
I'd love a day out in a place like that.

27 May, 2010

 

Your pics are lovely,Carole,and I love the all the salad displays,and the "minders".This is another place we haven't been to for years,and I can only
remember the Japanese garden.Is that Harry in a couple of the photo's?
Really enjoyed the tour with you,and thats another "to do"when Russell retires:o)

28 May, 2010

 

It's a wonderful and interesting place with so much to see. Thanks for showing the photos.

28 May, 2010

 

It's very beautiful and so well photographed by you. I particularly like the Leech Pool although the garden as a whole is a little too formal for me.

28 May, 2010

 

Thanks for a lovely tour round an amazing garden. It looks as if you were the only people there.

28 May, 2010

 

Thanks everyone for all your nice comments., and there was alot to see, too much for one day, thats why we will be returning!

Sandra it is Hary in some of the pictures, and the salad pictures were for you thought you would like the set up, they do guided tours of the gardens which I thought would give so much more insight at what you are actually looking at, [ a must for retirement days;0)

Toto there are a lot of formal areas but much, much more informal with wonderful woodland walks a huge Mere , Deer and lifestock , a farm ,Aboretum and a Ancient Old Hall dating back to the 15th century [on our list for the next visit;0)]

28 May, 2010

 

Thank you so much for sharing this. I have often wondered about the place. It is definitely on my list of places to visit.

28 May, 2010

 

what a beautiful place, and a nice pot lady could spend a lot of time there

28 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Wow , what a fantastic day Carole , I'm going to put it down as a must place to visit ....it's spectacular ! and I love places that have vegtable gardens as well , smashing photos .. I think I would steer clear of the Leech pool I didn't like the sound of that !

28 May, 2010

 

Thanks, Cinderella, Patsy and Amy, A trip worth making! and Amy the Leech Pond does sound off putting but I can gaurantee you will find it Magical [believe they have now changed its name to Golden Brook more enticing isnt it!

28 May, 2010

 

lovely place to visit PP........ love the scarecrows.........

28 May, 2010

 

Thanks for showing us Tatton park, i'm half and half about going to tatton park flower show in july its on from 22nd July till 25th .

28 May, 2010

 

Thanks Pansy. I shall look forwar to the pics of your next visit.

28 May, 2010

 

thankyou so much carole for the tour its wonderful and ive always wanted to go there, my parents have been a few times and love it, im going to try get baz to take me, takes about an hour and a half from me, great pictures to ;o)))

28 May, 2010

 

Wonderful , thank you , its on my "I want to go there list". :0))

28 May, 2010

 

beautiful place to visit.

28 May, 2010

 

Lovely viriety of different style gardens a bit for each taste I would say, I loved the waterside photos best lovely relaxing serene looking what wild life must live by and in that. Thank you Carole for sharing your day.

28 May, 2010

 

what a stunning place to visit PP, and lovely photos to look at for those of us that can't get up there thank you :)))

29 May, 2010

 

Thanks Holly, Apparently I had just missed the Festival Of Scarecrows, I do have a few more pictures of them , one was wearing a rather smart sports jacket that my Husband had his eye on Lol

Thanks Carol Have been thinking of going myself , its only 40 mins from us, but I dont really like crowds so not sure yet!

Thanks Sandra , Val and Khayla Worth the journey, hope you manage to get there!

Thanks 6d you would love it especially the Leech Pool area and woodlands plenty of quiet places to sit and dream the day away.

Pleased you enjoyed the pictures Grindle;0)

29 May, 2010

 

Magnificent blog,PP! I loved all those pictures you took! I had no idea there was a house there or such marvellous gardens! I'd only ever heard of the Tatton Park flower show held there!

29 May, 2010

 

Yes Balcony a great place to visit we are lucky it being only 40 mins away, the Old Hall is unbelieveable that will be the first stop on our next visit!

29 May, 2010

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