Our Gardens

Stonyford Cottage Gardens
Visit our family’s cottage gardens, lovingly designed, landscaped, and nurtured over 35 years to provide a hidden oasis full of water features, woodland pathways, and colourful plantings, in the heart of Cheshire.

The gardens have been featured on the BBC Gardeners’ World programme, the Daily Telegraph’s Top 10 Spring Gardens, Great British Gardens and the Gardens to visit guide.  They have been created and further developed over the last 30 years by Tony Overland & his family.  The woodland gardens  were created from a wetland area, set around a pool in a sheltered valley, on the edge of Delamere Forest. In this tranquil spot, amid low hills and mature trees, can be found a wealth of planted areas, meandering streams and a constantly flowing, spring-fed fountain.
This is an informal garden, where shade and moisture loving plants, including Primulas, Astilbes and Hostas grow amongst natural wooded areas. Paths lead the visitor over two bridges, to an unusual island, where groups of Alder and Willow grow through the water, reminiscent of the Everglades. At the poolside, trees include the Swamp Cypress and Dawn Redwood.

Garden Entry £4.50  (under 16’s free)Season Pass £10  (valid 1st April to 18th October)


Plan Your Visit
Find admission prices, partner membership offers, opening times,and more here.


What’s On
We have a range of events on in the gardens and the surrounding grounds, from Easter Trails to Open-Air Theatre Productions, there’s always something happening for all the family.

Ideally situated right in the heart of Cheshire, off the main arterial roads of the north west and nearby various main line railway stations,  we are an idyllic hidden oasis for an easy escape into another world.