The Garden Festival is firmly established as one of the foremost events in the horticultural calendar of the northwest of England. It is hugely enjoyed by all the visitors who greatly appreciate the intimate and friendly atmosphere. We have held a garden festival at Arley since 1995 and celebrated our 25th show in 2019.

Our garden tours running throughout the day, lead by Lord Ashbrook and Gordon Baillie our Head Gardener, will be taking place and are included in your ticket. Visitor entry to the hall and gardens (and FREE parking) is also a part of your ticket. As ever there will be dedicated plant nurseries and high-quality garden accessory traders at the show as well as experts on hand from The Professional Gardeners Guild to help with any questions you may have. A programme of talks and demonstrations will also be running throughout the day.

In the Countryside Marquee visitors will be able to learn and ‘have-a-go’ Coppice Fencing, Wood Carving and Dry-Stone Walling along with finding out about the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Badger Conservation, Lower Moss Wood Rescue Centre and the Mid Cheshire Beekeepers. Close to this marquee will be the Cheshire Guild of Wood Turners where again you and the whole family can ‘have-a-go’ at wood turning.

NEW for 2024 for this year we are delighted that Animal Teach will be bringing a hands on experience to Arley and who now have over 30 species of animals and invertebrate in the Animal Team! AS WELL as that we are holding a fun dog show organised by Tails Animal Rescue based in Northwich, so make sure you bring your dogs along to take part! It’s a great family day out with children’s entertainment also including, discover tree climbing and our playzone including a zip wire, willow domes and picnic area.

There will be a selection of food outlets offering a choice of cheese, brownies, fudge, pies and pasties, chocolate, nuts and baklava as well as our exclusive caterers who run The Gardener’s Kitchen Café on the stable yard and also provide a marquee on the showground where you can sit and enjoy a lunch of sandwiches cakes and hot food and drinks as well as a glass of prosecco if you fancy one!

We will also be holding our Schools Gardening Challenge at the show, we invite local primary schools to plant an 8ft x 4ft raised flowerbed (which we provide) with some (but not all) plants that have been grown by the children themselves, the theme can be anything and we regularly attract up to 10 schools, everyone is welcome. The amazing prize for the winner, who will be chosen by our gardening judges on Saturday morning will win an actual 8ft x 4ft wooden raised flowerbed which we also deliver to the winning school! This amazing prize is sponsored by Huws Gray Buildbase in Northwich, who have provided all the materials to build the flowerbed.

There will also be a public vote taking place over the weekend with the winning school receiving free child entry tickets to Arley Hall & Gardens for use during the year.

Creative Crafts will play host to a large selection of high-quality gift and craft traders in their own marquee and can be found close to the entrance marquee.

The Wabash Jazz Trio will put you in the mood for a great day as they play foot tapping music as you arrive. Lymm Concert band will then be playing in the afternoon. We are delighted that iconic English Lotus cars will be outside the Hall on Saturday and the elegant Morgan cars will be on display on Sunday.

Pre-booked discount tickets will be available online soon until Friday 28th June Adult £17, Child (4-16) £5 Groups (15+) £15. Tickets can be used on either day.

Garden Festival tickets are available on the gate Adult £22 Child (4-16) £6.

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Arley Garden Festival Tickets

Online ticketing will be available soon.