The formal gardens are a delight, harking back to the times of Lady Daresbury and her award winning blooms.
She’s credited with shaping Walton’s spectacular gardens between 1900 and 1930. Chrysanthemums in particular were Lady Daresbury’s speciality and her collection of rhododendrons was considered to be one of the finest in the north of England. The Rose Garden was described by the Warrington Guardian as ‘a magnificent spectacle’ with red, scarlet and pink roses on one side and contrasting yellow and bronze roses opposite. In fact many of the estate’s plants, including the bright pink azaleas, can be traced back to Lady Daresbury’s tenure. The beautifully manicured lawns are also perfect for a summer picnic, or a nice leisurely stroll around so why not find a bench and just sit to take in the views!