Hare Hill Garden
Hare Hill Garden is partcularly attractive in the early summer, the garden, which is set in 10 acres, contains more than 70 varieties of rhododendrons, plus azaleas hostas and are of national repute. At its heart is a delightful walled area with a pergola and wire sculptures.
The garden was owned by Colonel Charles Brocklehurst until his death in 1981, it is now in the care of the National Trust. Colonel Brocklehurst was advised by the plantsman, James Russell. Bocklehurst was an avid rhododendron enthusiast and steadily introduced them into the garden from 1960 onwards. The National Trust has extended on his work and have replaced many of the common purple variety with more colourful varieties and has extended the season for visiting the garden by planting roses, lacecaps, euchryphia and hydrangeas. Earlyinterest ismaintained by snowdrops, daffodils, a huge clematis montana, Skunk Cabbage and magnolia. The main feature of the garden is, however, the collection of over 50 hollies, silver and golden leaved and yellow and orange berried varieties, including the rare Highclere holly.
The surrounding parkland has an attractive permitted link path leading to nearby Alderley Edge, with views over the Pennines.