Arley Garden Festival 24th & 25th June

Please note that access to Arley Hall & Gardens on this weekend is as part of the Garden Festival only.

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Guided Bluebell Walks & Garden Entry

Monday 1st May 11am & 2pm

Enjoy huge carpets of bluebells, birdsong and many other wild flowers in the magnificent Big Wood which is a private wood at Arley and is not normally open to visitors. Your guide will be either Lord or Lady Ashbrook or an experienced bluebell tour guide who has been part of the estate for many years.

All walks are now fully booked.

Coronation Party At Arley

Sunday 7th May

The Coronation of King Charles III is a time of great celebration so why not join us for a picnic under the bunting at the festively decorated tables in the stable yard. You can bring your own picnic or food bought from The Gardener’s Kitchen Café to enjoy outside at your table.

Capture the excitement and atmosphere and celebrate this momentous occasion by bringing family and friends, our street party atmosphere is an excellent way to bring everyone together, creating a community spirit and building friendships.

Join us and enjoy our programme of live music:

10:30 & 13:15 Nantwich Concert Band
11:15 & 14:00 Rock Choir
12 noon & 14:45 Greenall’s Brass Band
(Timings are approximate)

Admission is normal garden entry, no need to book.

Foraging and Cooking Workshop

Sunday 7th May

Want to find wild food for yourself? Learn to forage with an expert on one of these courses which run throughout the year.

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Willow Weaving Workshop with Juliette Hamilton

Wednesday 10th May

Juliette is a willow sculptor based in South Manchester. She makes individual pieces to commission, sells at events and is online. She runs workshops.

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Wedding Open Day

Sunday 14th May

Come along and see the magnificent Hall set up for a wedding. Your wedding can be as grand or as intimate as you would like. Chat to the Arley staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have about any part of your special day. There are various locations at Arley where you can get married, from inside The Hall, in the Gardens in our award winning double herbaceous border or in the historic Cruck Barn, making it your choice.

You can see them all at this open day. A selection of our highly recommended suppliers will be here, each supplier has worked with Arley before and so we know you will get an excellent service. If you are not familiar with the format of a wedding ceremony, together with the Cheshire East Registrars you can go through the main points so you will know what to expect.

Open 10.00am to 3.00pm. No booking necessary, free entry and free parking.

Foraging Workshop - Introduction

Tuesday 16th May

Want to find wild food for yourself? Learn to forage with an expert on one of these courses which run throughout the year.

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Never Gonna Quiz You Up

Friday 19th May

Are you ready for some 80's & 90's music nostalgia! Two of the BEST eras in music, 80s Guns & Roses, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode & Duran Duran or 90s Spice Girls, West Life, Green Day & Oasis.

We have a quiz night at Arley in Olympia underneath the stunning clear roof marquee and hosted by DJ Tom Finkill, so if you love music you will love this quiz!

Quiz starts at 7pm and is in support of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Put everyone's QUIZ skills to the test with teams of 6 which could be family, friends or work colleagues, £25pp including artisan pizza and ice-cream.

Booking essential, please call 01565 777353.

NGS The Old Parsonage

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May

This is a privately owned, 2 acre garden in attractive and secretive rural setting in secluded part of Arley Estate. With ancient yew hedges, herbaceous and mixed borders, shrub roses, climbers, leading to woodland garden and unfenced pond with gunnera and water plants. Rhododendrons, azaleas, meconopsis, cardiocrinum, some interesting and unusual trees.

Open 2 – 5pm.

Admission £6, Children free. Home-made teas and plant sales. Dogs welcome.

All proceeds go to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and the National Garden Scheme charities which include Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support, Hospice UK, as well as many others.

Hall Open

Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th, Monday 29th May

Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 4.00pm (last entry 3.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.