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Tatton Park

Tatton ParkTatton Park spans 2000 acres, with 1000 acres of deer park and 50 acres of gardens.  The Egerton family were the owners of Tatton for nearly 400 years but today it is one of the National Trusts most popular attractions.  The park is home to red and fallow deer as well as many other types of wildlife and the animals at Home Farm. 

Outdoor activities include bird watching, horse riding and fishing as well as walking and sailing.  The park has two lakes, Tatton Mere and Melchett Mere.

The park is host to over 70 major and minor events annually, encompassing concerts, fairs and exhibitions, notably the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show and the Halle Fireworks and Light spectacular.  Conferences, functions and educational visits are also catered for.

View over Tatton Park

Tatton Hall - The Georgian Mansion has sumptuously decorated staterooms and family rooms. Tatton Hall houses collections of Willow furniture, Baccarat glass, paintings by Italian and Dutch masters, Egerton family memorabilia, and porcelain.  There are also servants quarters. 

Gardens - Tatton's award winning gardens feature rare species of plants, shrubs and trees, including rhododendrons, bamboo and pines - the results of 200 years of collection by the Egerton family.  There is an 18thC Orangery and Fernery comprising part of a collection of the finest glass houses in England.  The Fernery was designed in the late 1850's by Joseph Paxton and provided Lord Egerton with a showcase for his collection of Australian and New Zealand Tree Ferns, which is now of national significance. There are Italian and Rose gardens as well as Tatton's unique Japanese garden.

Japanese Garden at Tatton ParkGardens at Tatton ParkFernery at Tatton Park
The Old Hall at Tatton Park

Old Hall - Dating from the Tudor Period the Old Hall allows you to travel back in time. There are excellent regular tours around the Old Hall that guide you through its fascinating 400 year history. The Medieval Great Hall, Cruck Barn, Tudor Bedrooms, Victorian Cottage and 1950's house all offer an insight into life in its period. A great tour for adults and children alike.

Home Farm - A working farm with animals, work-shops and accommodation.  It has remained unchanged since the 1930's and its produce is sold in the park.

Shops and Restaurants - The Housekeepers Store is a speciality food shop selling Tatton's own produce.  There are also gift and garden shops, a restaurant and an adventure playground.

TATTON EVENTS - Visit Tatton Park's website - www.tattonpark.org.uk

Old Hall Cruck BarnTatton Old Hall
What's On

  tatton park events

Park Seasons
High: Apr - Oct
Park open every day. Gardens, Mansion, Farm open Tues - Sun & Bank Holidays
Low: Nov - Mar
Park & Gardens open Tues - Sun, Farm open
Sat - Sun. Mansion open Oct half term and for Christmas events
Old Hall open on special opening days and events

Tatton Park
is delighted to announce that its historic gardens have been voted the 2008
‘Number 1’ garden in Central England
by readers of Gardeners’ World Magazine.

This prestigious Readers’ Choice award was voted for by thousands of visitors taking part in the magazine’s ‘2 for 1’ gardens visit offer.  Tatton shares this accolade with other much-loved gardens in Great Britain, including winners the Eden Project (South West England) and the Royal Botanic Garden (Edinburgh) 

Receiving over 140,000 visitors a year Tatton’s extensive historic gardens feature Europe’s finest Japanese Garden, newly restored Kitchen Gardens and a remarkable nineteenth century glass house, the Fernery, designed by Joseph Paxton (of Crystal Palace fame). The Parkland also hosts the north’s only RHS Flower Show.  This prestigious event is now in its 11th year at Tatton.

Brendan Flanagan, Tatton Park and Visitor Economy Manager commented
“It is wonderful to be voted for by our discerning garden visitors, who have clearly recognised the quality and variety that Tatton’s gardens of distinction have to offer. The gardens are really looking good as the spring displays come into their own, so we are looking forward to many more visitors coming to enjoy Tatton as a result of this accolade.”

Tatton is one of Cheshire’s leading ‘Gardens of Distinction’ and played a pivotal role in the phenomenal success of Cheshire’s Year of Gardens ’08

Launched during Liverpool’s hosting of the European Capital of Culture, the programme aimed to raise the national and international profile of the county as the ‘home of England’s finest gardens’.