Bluebell Cottage Gardens

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Lodge Lane, Dutton, Cheshire, WA4 4HP

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Bluebell Cottage Gardens, a secluded and tranquil garden
  • Bluebell Cottage Gardens, a secluded and tranquil garden
  • Adjoining Bluebell Cottage Garden is a wildflower meadow
  • Bluebell cottage gardens, well worth a visit
  • Stunning Bluebells at Bluebell Cottage Gardens
  • Specialist plant nursery with an extensive stock of hardy perennials and shrubs at Bluebell Cottage Garden

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This secluded and tranquil garden is one of Cheshire's best kept secrets, this secluded garden wraps around the cottage in a series of linked ‘rooms’. Wide herbaceous borders display over 2,000 varieties of hardy trees, shrubs, climbers and herbaceous plants. Perennial borders were created to celebrate Cheshire’s Year of Gardens '08 – providing beauty and interest from early spring to late autumn.

Wide herbaceous borders display over 2,000 varieties of hardy trees, shrubs, climbers and herbaceous plants.

Adjoining the garden is a wildflower meadow, bluebell woodland and specialist plant nursery with an extensive stock of hardy perennials and shrubs.

Hot and cold drinks, locally made cakes and Cheshire Farm Ice Cream are offered on a self-service basis in the nursery tearoom during the week. At busy weekends, Cathy from 'Cake Day!' will be in the tearoom to serve her excellent selection of home-made cakes and lemonade. 

Entry to the gardens is strictly by pre-purchased ticket only. Before visiting, please read this important information and pre-purchase a visitor ticket.

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Guide Prices

Adults £5, RHS Members FREE, Under 18s FREE.
Entry to the gardens is strictly by pre-purchased ticket only.

Opening Times

Main Season, 2023 (14 Apr 2023 - 25 Sept 2023)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00


  • Regional and MiscellaneousA Garden of Distinction A Garden of Distinction 2015


Road Directions

From M56, junction 10 - take the A49 south towards Whitchurch. After about 3 miles, take the A533 right at a traffic light controlled cross-roads (petrol station on the corner). Lodge Lane is a left turn after about 1 mile, clearly indicated by large, brown tourist signs. From M56, junction 11 - take the A56 south towards Frodsham. Take the first left along Windmill Lane, or the second left along the A533 towards Northwich. Windmill Lane joins the A533 after about 1.5 miles. Lodge Lane is a right turn off the A533 clearly indicated by large, brown tourist signs.

Public Transport Directions

The gardens and nursery are not served directly by public transport services. The nearest train station is Runcorn East or Runcorn, from where you can cycle or take a pre-booked taxi, or Runcorn where there is a permanent taxi rank.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Carol R
      Lymm, United Kingdom
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th August 2021
      The gardens were very average, the ponds had lots of algae and in one particular pond not many water lilies. A lot of pruning is required and even though some parts were meant to be left to nature... Read full review
    • JABBurton
      Lovely - We'll be back
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 21st August 2021
      A lovely tranquil nursery and gardens in a beautiful rural setting. The people working there were really friendly and helpful. Great range of reasonably priced plants and given the weird weather... Read full review
    • Richard H
      Marsden, United Kingdom
      Too expensive
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th September 2021
      OK, by 4th September a lot of gardens are getting past their best and probably Bluebell looked great a month ago but there's no way it's ever worth anywhere near £5 - it's just not big enough. We... Read full review



    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

    Payment Methods

    • American Express accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Diners Club accepted
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free
    • Visa accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01928 713718

    Tel: 01928 713718

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