Top 100 Gardens Review
I am no stranger to Arley Hall and Gardens having featured this attraction as one of my Top 100 Attractions in my North West England book. This time however, as I wasabout to choose my gardens for this particular chapter of the Top 100 Gardens in Britain book, I thought it would be a crime not to include the Gardens at here Arley. A garden for all seasons, the only drawback to this garden is that it is not open all year, for if it were, people would flock all year round to this magnificent garden. Lord Ashbrook, his wife Zoe, Lady Ashbrook, and their team really have created a garden masterpiece at Arley, but no trip here would be complete without stepping into the Gardener’s Kitchen. Eating here is a right Royal affair, with the company who runs this eatery being the official caterer’s to Her Majesty the Queen.
Top 100 Attractions Review
In our Top 100 publications we have featured a number of Halls & Gardens, and all very worthy of their Top 100 Attraction status. Because I have seen so many great gardens on my journeys, it does take a lot to wow me. Arley Hall & Gardens quite simply did more than that; I was flabbergasted at just how amazing these gardens are. Just when you'd be forgiven for
thinking that the garden would be Arleys biggest draw, a visit around the hall proves otherwise. It is clear to see that since 1469, the family, has had a special love for every property that has been on this site, with this latest home, being no different. Lord Ashbrook and his team have put everything into making sure your visit is not only a pleasant one, but one to be remembered.
Arley Hall & Gardens
Arley is a place of enormous character, charm and interest. Visitors are frequently struck by the warm and intimate atmosphere and the feeling that Arley is a much-cherished family home.
The Gardens, which are amongst the finest in Europe, are outstanding for their vitality, variety and historical interest and are particularly celebrated for the magnificent double herbaceous border. The Hall is an impressive example of a Victorian country house built in the Elizabethan style.
The gardens have been created over the last 250 years by successive generations of the same family and thus offer an unusual blend of long history and traditional design with inspired modern ideas and additions. The result is a garden rich in atmosphere, interest and vitality - a wonderful example of the idea that the best gardens are living, changing works of art.
The garden's best known feature is it's Herbaceous Border which was probably the first border of its kind planted in England, this along with the unique Quercus Ilex Columns, Pleached Lime Avenue of trees and the furlong walk make this simply the most amazing and interesting garden.
Arley Hall & Gardens is also a magical wedding venue. Guests arriving at the Estate will be struck by the warm and intimate atmosphere and the feeling that Arley is a much-cherished family home. Set amidst these breath-taking surroundings; Arley Hall is one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the country and can be yours exclusively for your big day . The lavish ceilings, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and stain glass windows create a wonderful feeling of grandeur and add to this perfect setting for any wedding celebration.