Adlington, United Kingdom; 12, August 2016: Adlington Hall lies in the heart of Cheshire. Set in 2,000 acres of magnificent surroundings, it boasts a Great Hall and Hunting Lodge. Centuries of English history and architecture are available for all to enjoy.
But, another memorable aspect of Adlington Hall is its famous gardens. An oasis of tranquillity, it's thought they first got landscaped in the 18th century. Today, they are one of the most visited outdoor spaces in Cheshire. The gardens at Adlington Hall are famous for their award-winning displays.
In fact, the Hall has celebrated its third successful year as winners of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. This year and the previous one, Adlington Hall won the "Back to Back" garden category.
In their first year, they won the "Best Garden Feature" award. Their garden was a replica of the one at T’ing House. It's a feature within their 'Wilderness', a recently restored area. Adlington Hall & Gardens had a shared stand with the Cheshire Gardens of Distinction.
This year's garden was inspired by a poem found in a scrapbook housed in a special display in Liverpool University.
On a building dedicated to friendship in Adlington Garden
Stranger forbear; nor with unhallow’ed feet
Dare to profane this sacred floor :
For knows ye Guardian Goddess of his seat
Hath long ye Name of friendship bore,
When this shrine her votive sons repair
To Celebrate each festive Rite,
Mirth, wit and wine ye genial moments share;
With Harmony their Hearts unite.
Thy self examine, and with candor seam
The ruling passion of thy Breast;
To Friendships Temple welcome is ye man
Who with a social mind is blest.
- Thomas Townshend
Named "Back to Arcadia" the aim was to create a garden around the era the poem got written. Anthony O'Grady is the Head Gardener at Adlington Hall. He wanted to pay homage to the eclecticism of the early English landscape garden.
Contemporary in its planting, it had a serpentine path that led to a classical niche set in a mossy glade. The garden got framed by mixed borders. Some of the plants used include Amelanchier Lamarkii and Iris Siberica.
The garden got designed and created by Adlington Hall's head gardener. No corporate sponsorship or endorsements got made during the process.
Featured outdoors events
Adlington Hall is continuing celebrations with a range of themed outdoors events.
On Monday 28th August at 2 pm, there is an outdoor theatre production of Dotty the Dragon. Tickets cost £8 per person, with a family ticket for four costing £30. All children under two can watch the production for free.
About Adlington Hall & Gardens:
Adlington Hall & Gardens is an English country home and gardens set in Cheshire. It boasts over 700 years of architecture and started life as a simple Saxon hunting lodge. Today, the 2,000-acre area features a grand hall and picturesque gardens. Adlington Hall & Gardens is open to the public every Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm.
For Media Contact:
Adlington Hall and Gardens
Mill Lane, Adlington
Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1625 827595