Tirley Garth, Chester, England
Record Id: 3264
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Tirley Garth is an early-20th century garden designed by Thomas Hayton Mawson. It is the only Grade II* Arts & Crafts garden in Cheshire that remains complete. Features include a sunken garden, two terraces, a rose garden, an avenue of rhododendrons and grassed lawns. Beyond the gardens is parkland and woodland. The gardens, which cover about 16 hectares, are open to visitors on one or two days each year by arrangement through the National Gardens Scheme.
Brief history of site
Bryan Leesmith, a director of the chemical firm Brunner Mond (later ICI), employed the architect C E Mallows to build him a country house in country east of Chester. Work began in 1908. Thomas Mawson, then sharing office premises with Mallows in Conduit Street, London, was called on by Mallows to provide advice on the garden design.
Address: Tirley Garth, Willington, Cheshire, CW6 0RQ
Cheshire West and Chester; Delamere
Historical County: Cheshire
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South-west of Kelsall, south of the A54.
Opening contact details:
The garden is open on a few days only each year, under the National Gardens Scheme. Please check before planning a visit (telephone 01 829 732301).
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: country house
Site first created: 1908 to 1911
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 16