Of the several gardens, open to the public, within a fifteen minute drive of Macclesfield the National Trust’s Hare Hill Gardens between Prestbury and Alderley, must be one of the best – and a wonderful place to spend a few hours – or even a whole day enjoying a picnic.
The rhododendrons may be beginning to fade but continue to provide a colourful backdrop.
The warmest of welcomes from National Trust volunteers Tamsin and Louise set the scene for a really enjoyable Sunday morning stroll through the formal walled garden and woodland hare trail, stopping off at the bird-watching hide to see which of our feathered friends would grace us with an appearance.
At this time of year between Spring and Summer – the gardens are in a transition – the rhododendrons and azalea flowers fading – the wisteria and summer buds slowly awakening – but despite this the all pervading beauty and tranquility is quite breathtaking.
Forthcoming events at Hare Hill Gardens include:
An evening walk with the Head Tue 05 Jun 2018 + 1 other date 18:00-20:00 Join Head Gardener Emma Hill for an evening exploration of the beautiful gardens at Hare Hill, includes drink and canapés.
Tai Chi in the Walled Garden Thu 07 Jun 2018 + 16 other dates 14:00-15:00 Join a Tai Chi class in the tranquil setting of the walled garden
The Brocklehursts of Hare Hill Mon 18 Jun 2018 11:00-12:00 + other times Find out more about the influential family who owned Hare Hill and the tragic story behind the statues in the walled garden.
Horse Power at Hare Mon 25 Jun 2018 + 29 other dates 10:30-16:30 Watch heavy horses in action in the garden this summer
Walk with the Ranger: June Mon 25 Jun 2018 14:00-16:00 Join the Hare Hill Ranger for an insight into Ranger life
Walk with the Ranger: July Mon 23 Jul 2018 14:00-16:00 Join the Hare Hill Ranger for an insight into Ranger life
Hare Hill Gardens, Over Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4PY
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