Oakfield (or Oakfields on OS) was a gentleman's Country Estate - originally built in the 1850s and enlarged / enhanced in the late 1800s. When sold by auction in 1913 (see images)it featured - woodlands with formal flower beds and shrubbery accessed by winding paths, an orchard, conservatory, greenhouse and vinery. Also a kitchen garden, cucumber and melon houses. Earlier records note fountains and fishponds.The site is now part of the much larger Chester Zoo which features extensive gardens as well as its animal enclosures. Many original buildings still stand.
Visitor FacilitiesSee http://www.chesterzoo.org/Visit.aspx
The only record (identified to date ) is the 1913 Auction particulars - see images
- Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts
Access contact details
Open daily, except Christmas Day.
North of England Zoological SocietyCaughall Rd, Chester, CH2 1EU
- Features & Designations
- Woodland Garden
English Landscape Garden
- Key Information
Open to the public
Phil Pearn of Upton-by-Chester Local History Group