The gardens at Tatton Park

The Shinto Temple and Arched Bridge in the Japanese Garden at Tatton Park, Cheshire.

Since 1725, each successive owner of the Egerton family estate played a part in the evolution of the gardens and sought the expertise of the leading landscape architects of the time. There are a number of distinct areas within the 50 acres of gardens.

The Japanese Garden was almost certainly the result of Alan de Tatton’s visit to the Anglo-Japanese Exhibition at the White City in London in 1910. He got together a team of Japanese workmen to create what is now rated to be the 'finest example of a Japanese Gardens in Europe'.

Don't miss the 19th-century fernery

The stunning fernery has an extensive collection of ferns and tree ferns from New Zealand and Australia and was designed in the late 1850s by Joseph Paxton who was famous for building Crystal Palace.

Kitchen garden seasonal produce

Our walled kitchen garden demonstrates the importance of traditional skills and procedures and seasonal produce is available to purchase in the garden shop.
  • Witch hazel in the Tower Garden
  • The warmth of the glasshouses in winter
  • The Japanese Garden (lovely at any time of year!)
  • Shelter in the rose garden tea house
  • Snow drops due late January in the Tower Garden
  • Wintersweet and Viburnum bodnantense in the Gardener's Cottage garden