Summer gardens at Quarry Bank

Visitors in the spring gardens at Quarry Bank

From the picturesque riverside gardens which twist and turn down to the valley bottom, to the walled garden with its historic glasshouses - Quarry Bank is awash with summer blooms and looking its best this season.

The mill gardens at Quarry Bank

Heritage rhododendron collection

The heritage rhododendrons are a real showstopper, lining the banks of the river as it flows through the valley. Head to the garden bridges and tennis lawn for some of the best photo opportunities! The heritage rhododendrons at Quarry Bank are particularly special as they were planted back in the 1800s by Robert Greg, the son of the man who built the Mill at Quarry Bank. He created a huge plant collection in the garden at Quarry Bank and lots of them are still growing today. A number of the rhododendrons he planted are named after his family members - the garden at Quarry Bank is like a living family tree!

Visitors smelling the spring blooms in quarry banks gardens

Fragrant florals and fresh herbs

During summer time the gardens are fragrant with the scent of fresh herbs and florals. Take a gentle stroll through the walled gardens and take in the scents of the season.

Visitors in the gardens ta quarry bank next to the giant gunnera leaves

Giant gunnera

The huge leaves of this giant gunnera plant are always a showstopper. They also make great umbrellas to shelter under on drizzly days, so you can enjoy the gardens come rain or shine!

Grapes in the glasshouse at Quarry Bank

Fresh summer produce

Peep through the windows of the glasshouse to see bunches of grapes ripening as they hang under the twinkling panes. Harvesting will begin across the site throughout summer including cabbages, veggies, strawberries, peaches and apricots.

Visitors eating in the restaurant at Quarry Bank

Grab a drink or bite to eat 

The Weaving Shed Restaurant, Garden Café and Stables Ice Cream Parlour are open, serving a range of hot food, snacks, sandwiches, cakes and bakes, ice creams and hot and cold drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating is available at the Weaving Shed Restaurant and Garden Café.