Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN
The Japanese garden at Tatton Park is said to be one of the finest examples in Europe. Originally laid out in 1910-13, it was fully restored for Japan 2001, the year-long celebration of Japan-UK relations. It is in the style of a tea garden connected to an island upon which rests a shinto shrine. Every season brings it own beauty, although the spring and autumn are renowned for their colour.
In addition to the Japanese garden, Tatton Park offers a wide range of attractions - the Mansion and Tudor Old Hall are set in 1,000 acres of rolling parkland with lakes, tree-lined avenues and herds of deer.
Access may be restricted or closed during special events, so Tatton Park recommends ringing to confirm details beforehand.
Opening times: Tuesday-Sunday (plus bank holidays) all year except Christmas Day
Admission: See the Tatton Park website (below) for details
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