Walled Garden

The 2½ acre Walled Garden was built between 1757 and 1770 for the Brooke family, the owners of Norton Priory. When the Brookes left Norton Priory, it became neglected and overgrown, until work began in 1980 by Runcorn Development Corporation to reclaim it. 

The Walled Garden has been recreated as a typical Georgian Walled Garden. It was essentially a kitchen garden, and would have been the source of fruit, vegetables and flowers for the mansion house. Today there is an orchard, a fruit garden, a vegetable garden, various ornamental borders and the beautiful Rose Walk.

Norton Priory is home of the National Collection of Tree Quince (Cydonia Oblonga). These are dotted around the garden and the site and include 20 different varieties. The Walled Garden is also the location of a number of Norton Priory’s ‘hidden gems’, including the Ha Ha Wall, the Ice House and the Wildflower Meadow.

The Walled Garden

2008 is a big year for the Walled Garden, as Norton Priory celebrates Cheshire's Year of Gardens. Norton Priory is one of the Gardens of Distinction and there are a number of special events in the garden throughout 2008.

As part of Cheshire's Year of Gardens, you can also download a special map that features great places to view bluebells across Cheshire. Click here to find out more!

  Cheshire Year of Gardens Logo

The Kitchen Gallery

The Kitchen Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting and selling contemporary artworks by the resident and guest artists.
Look out for Kitchen Gallery events throughout the year.

See www.kitchengallery.uk.com, email info@kitchengallery.uk.com or telephone 01928 577 487 for information.
Opening times Fri-Sun 1.30-4.00 during exhibitions or by appointment.