A few things you might like to know about Arley Hall and Gardens..
• Arley Hall has been in the family of the current Lord Ashbrook for 500 years.
• A panel of international judges awarded Arley Hall and Gardens the Special Award of the Foundation Schloss Dyck at the 2011 European Garden Heritage Network awards. The gardens were commended for their ‘unusual blend of long history and traditional design with inspired modern ideas and additions’.
• Arley is world-renowned for its herbaceous borders – thought to be the first of its kind in England – and the Ilex Avenue of 14 cylindrical evergreen holm oaks.
• Our hall and gardens are popular with film crews. Everything from a Coronation Street, Peaky Blinders and Disney’s Evermore to a Hollyoaks party and Who Let The Dogs Out for the children’s BBC have been filmed here.
• The present Hall stands on the same site as the first house built by the family in 1469. Lord Ashbrook, the great great grandson of Rowland Egerton-Warburton who built the present Arley Hall, grew up in the Hall as a child and spent some time as a young man living there.
• Couples can get married inside and outside at Arley. The herbaceous borders provide the perfect, most colourful aisle for any bride to walk down and the Cruck Barn is stunning.
• Amongst the finest in Britain and Europe the gardens have been created over the last 250 years by successive generations of the same family and thus offer an unusual blend of long history and traditional design with inspired modern ideas and additions.
• Within its eight acres of formal gardens, which can take you several hours to meander around, there are many different areas, each with its own distinctive character, on the NE side of the house, beyond the Chapel is The Grove, a well established arboretum and a Woodland Walk.
• Plants from Arley’s gardens are sold in the nursery on site, which is owned and managed by Lord Ashbrook’s sister, Jane Foster.