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.
'Frogwatch' charity volunteers transport migrating amphibians to the safety of these ponds when they are found on the roads in early spring.
Evening opening Wednesday 21 June (6 - 9pm).
Saturday 1 July (1.30 - 5.30pm).
Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Home grown organic fruits used in jams & cakes. Gluten free & Vegan cakes usually available.
Sue & Tom Makin
Gravel paths may be difficult to use but most areas are flat and comprise grass paths or lawn.
How to find us
Clemley House, Well Lane, Duddon Common, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0HG
8m S.E of Chester, 3m W of Tarporley. A51 from Chester towards Tarporley. 1m after Tarvin turnoff, at bus shelter, turn L into Willington Rd. After community centre, 2nd L into Well Lane. Third house.
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.