History & Background

Stonyford Cottage Gardens is unrecognisable today to what it was 35 years ago when Tony & Janet Overland and their 3 children moved there.

It was then a derelict cottage with swampy gardens, and a field of pasture.

Tony’s love of gardens started when he was a student at Kew Gardens, where he is still an active member of the Kew Guild.

History & Background of Stonyford Cottage

His son’s Philip & Andrew have followed in his footsteps by gaining qualifications in both Landscape Architecture & Landscape Gardening.

Gradually the garden has been created and developed, with the first footpath being the ‘Embankment’ pathway.  This was the only access to the fields across the lake until Andrew opened the Plant Nursery in 1994.Stonyford Cottage Gardens

Since then there have been further pathways and wooded walkways constructed to access the once undiscovered woodland area.

The Gardens have been lovingly created over the years and have been on ‘Gardeners World‘,  and chosen as one of the ‘Top Ten Spring Gardens in the Telegraph‘ and is now one of ‘Cheshire’s RHS Partner Gardens‘.

The vast array of plantings and beautifully created borders are a ‘MUST SEE’ for the Garden lover.

These gardens are truly magical and many visitors call them a ‘hidden gem’!

Tony & Janet’s daughter Carole has since joined the business and helped to develop the business further including setting up the Tea Room.  Visitors can enjoy the Scrumptious Home-Baked Cakes & Scones as well as the freshly prepared lunches with inside & outdoor seating.

Stonyford Cottage Gardens is a nature lover’s dream, a gardener’s dream and a cream tea lover’s dream!

The business has three main attractions – The Gardens, The Plant Nursery & The Tea Room

Cyclists & Walkers are very welcome at Stonyford and are a popular ‘stop off’ on the way to Delamere Forest.

Located very close to the Whitegate Way and metres away from the new ‘Oakmere Way ’ it is a great direct walk or cycle ride through to Delamere Forest.  Horse riders are also very welcome to stop by for refreshments!

Group Bookings are welcomed also, and we offer various garden tour packages including lunch & cream tea.  Please contact us for more information.

Disabled Access: Most areas easily accessible via gravel paths, although there are some steps.

Toilets on site

Extensive Car Parking

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