Tatton Park is one of Cheshire’s most famous tourist sites. Although owned by the National Trust, this beautiful manor house and estate is currently managed by Cheshire County Council. This impressive estate was itself in existence as far back as the publication of the Domesday Book in 1066. However, the spectacular gardens that can be seen today evolved much later, once the present mansion had been completed in 1807.
The Egerton’s residents of the Hall through many generations, significantly influenced the style of the gardens constructed, resulting in an eclectic variety of gardens. The African Hut may seem a little out of place in rural Cheshire, but was built by Maurice Egerton in the early twentieth century to remind him of his estate in Kenya. The Italianate garden, a particularly formal garden, contrasts greatly with the picturesque Japanese garden, which has a much more rugged feel. Inspired by the Anglo-Japanese Exposition of 1910, this stunning garden is a real gem of the estate throughout the seasons.
Beyond the gardens are 1000 acres of parkland, with lakes and red and fallow deer, providing many different scenic routes for walking around the estate. With its two manor houses, a working farm, beautiful gardens and speciality produce for sale, a great day out can be had by all ages.