Eaton Hall Garden
OS grid ref:- SJ413607
Eaton Hall is the country house of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, the hall has been the country house of the Grosvenor family since the 15th century. It is set within a large estate one mile (2 km) south of the village of Eccleston.
To the north of the hall is Eaton Chapel (pictured right) with its handsome clock tower, which is a Grade I listed building and was built by Frederic Shields.
The house is surrounded by formal gardens, parkland, farmland and woodland. The gardens at Eaton Hall draw thousands of visitors each year. The gardens are only open to the public three times a year to raise funds for charity.
The gardens comprise of several different areas, and over the years new planting schemes have been introduced by many noted gardeners and garden designers including 'Capability' Brown, Nesfield, Lutyens, C.E. Mallows and Detmar Blow, and more recently Arabella Lennox-Boyd.
Each season offers differing displays, from thousands of mixed bulbs in spring to herbaceous borders bursting with flowers into late autumn. The Chapel, Carriage Museum and Family History Room can also be visited on Open Days and wonderful views of the Estate can be enjoyed during a trip on Katie the Steam Train.