Restoring Quarry Bank
Head Gardener, Quarry Bank
Head Gardener, Sarah Witts, looks forward to the restoration of Quarry Bank’s neglected 1830’s glasshouse
In the early 19th century, industrialist Samuel Greg moved his family from Manchester to the newly built Quarry Bank House in Cheshire. The Gregs created formal pleasure gardens, the landscaped Northern Woods, and a walled kitchen garden.
The centrepiece of the walled garden was a magnificent domed glasshouse with a cast-iron frame. With its innovative curvilinear design, it sent a clear message to guests about the Gregs’ successful position in society.