Bolesworth Castle Launches Rock Walk

Against a backdrop of wonderous plants coming to life in Cheshire, the county’s Grade II-listed attraction Bolesworth Castle has unveiled an upcoming event.

Returning for the first time since it was last held in 2008, the Rock Walk will see Bolesworth host an open-garden two-day event for visitors in May.

Already, the coming spring has introduced an array of flowering blooms and fresh scents to the grounds, with early rhododendrons, cherry blossom and camellia giving visitors a glimpse of what is yet to come at the May event.

The public days at Bolesworth are taking place in partnership with the National Garden Scheme (NGS), allowing its nominated charities like Hospice UK, Marie Curie, Horatio’s Garden, Greenfingers Charity and Maggie’s to benefit.

For those with a love of stunning woodlands, fascinating horticulture, unspoiled scenic views and challenging excursions, the Rock Walk is an ideal event. Bolesworth Castle’s Rock Walk was first planted in 1986 by Anthony Barbour. It extends for half a mile high above the Tattenhall country house and has recently been reinvigorated with new planting and restoration work to its original stone features. New paths have also been created to aid visitor journeys.

The castle gardens and lakeside areas will also be open to walkers. For refreshment, The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters will be onsite to offer visitors hot drinks, soup, and cake.

The Rock Walk visitor days will be held on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13. Admission to the event is only £10 with all proceeds given to the preferred charities of NGS.

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