Poulton Hall Gardens open in support of Wildlife Trust

Poulton Hall garden

On Saturday 14th July Poulton Hall, near Bebington, is opening its gardens in support of Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

There are two distinct garden areas for visitors to enjoy – an extensive parkland and two walled gardens.

The parkland boasts a 3-acre wildflower meadow, surrounded by 400 metres of hedgerow which is in the process of being laid by Wirral Wildlife volunteers, a local group of Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

The hedgerow connects four areas, one with a summerhouse, and acts as a wildlife corridor between two areas of woodland. This area is laid out along lines made famous by "Capability" Brown, with a ha-ha disguising the boundary between the lawn and meadow.

Poulton Hall garden

Poulton Hall garden

The walled gardens are laid out along the classical, regular and symmetrical lines associated with the Scottish landscape architect, Loudon. They consist of themed areas including oriental, nursery rhyme, classical and a witch's garden, and contain many references to literary works, especially children's classics by C. S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll and Roger Lancelyn Green.

“This quirky garden only opens a select number of times during the year, so this is a rare opportunity to look around this magical garden,” said Jo Darlington, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Cheshire Wildlife Trust. “We’re thrilled to be one of the supported charities this year and would like to thank Scirard and Caroline Lancelyn Green for choosing us.”

As well as the opportunity to tour the garden, there will be a number of demonstrations and activities taking place during the afternoon including a birds of prey display, bee-keeping demonstration, children’s activities, plant stall and a hedge laying demonstration.

Poulton Hall is at Poulton-Lancelyn, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9LN and the garden is open from 2pm until 5pm. Admission is £5, with under 16s free of charge. All entrance fees will support the work of Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day with proceeds supporting Neston Rotary Club.