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Clemley House

Tarporley

2 acre organic, wildlife friendly, gold award winning cottage garden. Orchard, 3 wildlife ponds, wild flower meadow, fruit and vegetable areas, badger sett, rose pergola, gazebo, summer house, barn owl and many other nest and bat boxes. Drought tolerant gravel garden and shade garden, shepherd's hut and poly tunnel. Year round interest.
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    The garden contains herbaceous borders with shrubs, roses and ornamental trees as well as annuals and wildflowers to provide colour and support wildlife on a year round basis. As well as providing many nesting and roosting boxes for birds and bats, berries, hips and seed heads are left on all plants, especially in the meadow & hedges attracting flocks of feeding Goldfinches etc in Autumn and Winter. Many amphibians breed the ponds and the site is on a registered 'Amphibian Crossing' with both the charity 'Froglife' and the 'Highways Agency'. Log and rock piles provide shelter for wildlife.
    Informative signs explaining features and no - dig, easy organic gardening methods are on display.
    There are many seating areas and the levels are mostly flat on grass and gravel.

Features and Attractions

'Frogwatch' charity volunteers transport migrating amphibians to the safety of these ponds when they are found on the roads in early spring.

Clemley House- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Sue & Tom Makin

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How to find us

Clemley House
Well Lane
Duddon Common
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 0HG

8m SE of Chester, 3m W of Tarporley.
  • More detailed directions
    A51 from Chester towards Tarporley. 1m after Tarvin turn off, at bus shelter, turn L into Willington Rd. After community centre, 2nd L into Well Lane. Third house.
Accessibility information

Gravel paths may be difficult to use but most areas are flat and comprise grass paths or lawn.

More about Clemley House

The garden contains herbaceous borders with shrubs, roses and ornamental trees as well as annuals and wildflowers to provide colour and support wildlife on a year round basis. As well as providing many nesting and roosting boxes for birds and bats, berries, hips and seed heads are left on all plants, especially in the meadow & hedges attracting flocks of feeding Goldfinches etc in Autumn and Winter. Many amphibians breed the ponds and the site is on a registered 'Amphibian Crossing' with both the charity 'Froglife' and the 'Highways Agency'. Log and rock piles provide shelter for wildlife.
Informative signs explaining features and no - dig, easy organic gardening methods are on display.
There are many seating areas and the levels are mostly flat on grass and gravel.

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