Experience one of the finest bluebell walks in the North West at Rode Hall & Gardens in Cheshire.
A magical stroll, it is one of the finest times to visit Rode’s Grade II listed park and gardens, designed by Humphry Repton.
Soak up the incredible colours of bluebells and spring flowers at their best.
Walk through the shimmering bluebell carpets covering the ground of the Old Wood, experience the stunning wildflowers in the Wild Garden and the blaze of colours from rare early Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Chilean Fire Bushes.
Enjoy the tranquil views over Rode Pool and unrivalled vistas of the beautiful Cheshire and Staffordshire Countryside.
Rode Hall’s bluebells are predominantly the endangered and protected native ancient variety which flower on one side of the stalk. They are strongly perfumed and can also appear as a white or pinkish flower.
Highlights of a visit also include the two acre Walled Garden, resplendent in spring blossom from the many varieties of pear, apple and plum trees and with an abundance of vegetable seedlings.
Visitors can also buy Rode Hall’s fragrant Lily of the Valley and bright primulas and pelargoniums to plant at home.
(1) Rode Hall Farmers’ Market – taking place on Saturday 4th May (9am-1.30pm). Over 70 top producers offer the finest artisan produce from Rode Hall, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.
(2) Rode Hall’s Courtyard Kitchen – everything possible is grown in the Kitchen Garden and home made at the hall or sourced from the Rode Hall Farmers’ Market (including soups, sandwiches, oatcakes, cakes, cream teas, biscuits and ice cream).
(3) Rode Hall Shop – selling Rode’s new range of jams, pickles and cordials made with produce from its organic Kitchen Garden. Also selling plants and dried flowers.
Families will love exploring and playing in the different enchanting landscapes.
Hunt for the willow animal sculptures along the walk, spot butterflies amongst the flowers and heron and carp in the stews and lake.
Children’s imagination can also be sparked by the willow animal sculpture trail, 200 year old Grotto hidden in the Wild Garden and the Waterfall.
Gardeners mustn’t miss the opportunity to see the emerging fruit and vegetables in the Walled Garden and snap up the rare opportunity to buy Rode Hall’s Lily of the Valley, primulas and pelargoniums to plant at home.
Foodies should take advantage of the Rode’s homemade produce in the tea rooms and shop and time a visit for the Farmers’ Market.
Bluebell Walks at Rode Hall & Gardens, Cheshire, ST7 3QP
Saturday 27th April – Wednesday 8th May 2019 (11am – 4pm)
Price: £5 adults, £2 children (under 5s free)
For more information, call 01270 873 237 or email [email protected]