Mount Pleasant Gardens
Mount Pleasant Gardens, situated at Kelsall, near Delamere Forest are well worth a visit. Recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society, the landscaped gardens spread over ten acres with spectacular views over the rolling Cheshire countryside.
Gardens have been created from a blank canvas in just 14 years by its owners, Dave and Louise Darlington. Terraced in places the garden has mixed planting with an wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowers it boasts year round interest. The garden has a tropical quality due to its many cordylines and palms and bold planting.
There are numerous water features and a number of sculptures located around the garden. Because of the open, and sometimes windy, hillside, shelterbelts were established, but the south-westerly aspect and numerous springs have enabled the garden to develop into a lush and deceptively mature landscape that cascades down the hill. There is also a delightful wildflower meadow.
The stunning new Japanese Garden
New to Mount pleasant is the highly attractive Japanese-style garden, which is an impressive hundred square metres in size, siuated on two levels with a pond, waterfall, Japanese bridge and gravel garden.
Visitors can purchase a variety of home-grown plants and shrubs at reasonable prices.
Mount Pleasant Gardens are located 8 miles east of Chester. Turn off the A54 at the traffic lights into Chester Road,Kelsall.Turn right into Yeld Lane, access to the gardens is on the left, located adjacent to the Yeld Lane car park.