Abbeywood Gardens

Abbeywood Gardens, Delamere: Hours, Address, Abbeywood Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Abbeywood Gardens
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Rowlinson family have lived at Abbeywood since 1987, during which time they have made many improvements and additions to the gardens. The year starts in February with many varieties of Galanthus in Jane's Garden, followed by other Spring favourites, Erythroniums and Trilliums, to name but a few of her rare plants. The Main Garden is divided into separate areas. The formal layout gives way to naturalistic planting within. Early May starts with Tulips followed by Alliums and Camassia. Seasonal interest continues until around mid September - weather depending. The Christopher Lloyd inspired Exotic Garden, designed around the remnants of the old vegetable garden, is filled with Dahlias, Cannas, Banana and other tender perennials. These continue until the first frosts. The Young Arboretum is planted with rare evergreen and deciduous trees for year round interest. A 2km, wildlife walk incorporates the existing and new woodland on the 45 acre grounds.
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Dec 2021 • Couples
Abbeywood a beautiful place to visit for a walk around the gardens, dogs allowed, good coffee good food and excellent friendly service. We went for breakfast this morning which was delicious, a long awaited visit due to health issues. It was lovely to chat to Holly ( who makes a very decent cappuccino!) and a quick wave to Harry, busy as usual. Thank you Holly and co, great to be out and about xxx
Written 5 December 2021
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June
Chester, UK15 contributions
Aug 2021
Went for lunch and a walk around the gardens which are beautiful. The lunch was of a high standard alot of the vegetables being sourced from the garden. The staff were very pleasant. Social distancing was pretty much being observed and there was plenty of ventilation but not all the waiting on staff were wearing face coverings which I was uneasy about. I know they don't have to now but it is only courtious and respectful of others to do so and covid cases are on the rise again. I will not be going back there any time soon which is a shame.
Written 31 August 2021
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Linda C
3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Food, service and gardens amazing. Whole wedding event was perfect. Everything so well organised. Drinks on the lawn amongst beautful flower borders. Recommend Abbeywood for any event.
Written 29 August 2021
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Susan T
Liverpool, UK6 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We have visited these gardens many times and the gardens are beautiful. We have also enjoyed the tea rooms. However we visited today to find the gardens closed, even though we had checked the website before travelling. Compared to our 12 mile drive, we felt sorry for a group of three elderly ladies who had driven 35 miles to see the gardens. They had checked the website the day before for the opening days and times.
So instead of a 5 star rating, I have knocked off 2 stars as people don’t want to be having wasted journeys and facing disappointment.
Written 29 August 2021
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Innisofcheshire
Cheshire, UK50 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
A lovely cafe, serving great food, especially breakfast before 11am. The gardens are beautiful and there is a small play area for children.
Written 18 August 2021
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Nimmy37
Chester, UK226 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
My Mum had received a voucher for her 70th birthday so we booked on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year. Never mind there is plenty of seats in the shade if you choose to do the gardens as well. They are beautiful at this time of year and well worth a visit for a small entrance fee. The lady who served us gladly moved us to a cooler area in the garden under a much needed umbrella and we enjoyed our afternoon tea in lovely surroundings. Five sandwich fillings and a large scone with butter, clotted cream and jam and coffee, Victoria sponge and lemon drizzle cake were gratefully devoured. Lovely place, good and friendly staff. Would recommend
Written 22 July 2021
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Georgina Binnie
2 contributions
Jul 2021
We got married at Abbeywood on 10th July 2021 and the service was exceptional, from the point we first looked around to our wedding day and breakfast the next morning. Harry, Matthew and Lauren went above and beyond to provide an excellent and reassuring service whilst we planned the wedding predominantly during COVID - having an understanding supplier made a huge difference to easing our nerves. We received so many positive comments from friends and family saying that it was the best wedding they'd been to (!) and that the grounds, food and staff were wonderful. We would highly recommend Abbeywood as a wedding ceremony and reception venue. We also visited for afternoon tea with the bridesmaids prior to the wedding and found the cafe great!
Written 17 July 2021
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Darren Simmons
1 contribution
Jun 2021
We had our wedding at Abbeywood in June 2021, and would like to thank Matthew, Harry, and Jessica for all of their help. Due to covid we had to rearrange three times, and on each occasion they were really understanding, and flexible in helping us achieve our wedding day. The day itself was amazing, and what all our family and friends needed due to the difficult times we have all experienced. I wouldn't hesitant recommending Abbeywood to anyone planning to get married there. From the great gardens, food, and service it suited everyone as grandparents could go out in the gardens, and children had plenty of spots to run around. Thank you to all the staff who made our day what it was, and for the service they provided to us and our guests they are a credit to the company. We will sure be going back to Abbeywood in the future!
Written 13 July 2021
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Christine H
Liverpool, UK107 contributions
Jul 2021
Three of us visited for lunch yesterday. We all chose off the main meals which were freshly prepared and well presented followed by gooseberry fool. The staff were friendly and courteous and welcoming and all the covid regulations were adhered to and we felt safe and comfortable.

We were not rushed at all and had a really nice leisurely few hours catching up.

I would have given this five stars but were disappointed with the gooseberry fool as it was overpriced for the quantity, quality and presentation of it.
Written 13 July 2021
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colin h
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Booked a table for afternoon tea on the terrace to celebrate our golden anniversary. Told by Becky that we would have to leave by 17.00 which was not a problem. Phone call received 8 days before the booking to say that there was also a wedding booked for that date and the kitchens would be closing at 15.00 which meant that our booking for 15.30 was not viable. Could not offer an alternative time to suit our party as some of them had prior commitments in the morning which is why we booked 15.30. Several e mails later over a period of a few weeks we eventually got our deposit back, but we're still waiting for a promised voucher? for the upset caused.
Written 8 July 2021
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