Explore the gardens at Quarry Bank

Visitors in the glasshouse at Quarry Bank

The gardens are full of drama at this time of year, with spectacular views. Paths climb up from the valley bottom passing by caves, cliffs and amazing trees. In the kitchen garden the restored glasshouse and back sheds sparkle in the winter sunshine and grow an array of exotic plants.

Visitors in the glasshouses at Quarry Bank

Upper garden and glasshouse

In the upper garden explore the restored glasshouse with its stunning curved design and array of exotic seasonal plants and fruit. Take a wander through to the back sheds to find out about the lives of Quarry Bank's gardeners in the nineteenth century. In the kitchen garden you can look out for harvest produce and enjoy spectacular views over to the mill.

Visitors exploring the lower gardens at Quarry Bank

Lower garden

The lower garden is bursting with lovely things to see. Take a stroll along the river, explore the ornamental gardens and see heritage trees planted by the mill owning Greg family in the 1790s.

Family in the apprentice house gardens at Quarry Bank

Apprentice House Garden

In the Apprentice House garden you can see where the children who worked at the mill grew their own fruit and vegetables, as well as herbs for nineteenth century medicines. Explore the heritage trees in the orchard and look out for harvest produce.

A nuthatch in the gardens at Quarry Bank


The gardens are also home to an array of wildlife. Listen our for Winchaffs, Tree Pipits and Wheatears, and if you're really lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a Red Kite or an Osprey.