History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Incorporates a historic corn mill and mine workings
The garden is arranged as a series of linked areas, or rooms, decorated with carefully places urns and statues. Some of the features include a collection of single and double hellebores, chosen for their ability to survive the cold winters. Another feature is a collection of unusual herbaceous perennials.
The garden is open regularly during the summer months and by appointment at other times of the year. It is also open for the National Garden Scheme open days for charity. There are regular gardening talks and a nursery garden for plant sales. Cascades Gardens were featured on on BBC East Midlands Today.
VisitingThe garden is not signposted from nearby roads - at least we didn't see any tourist signs - but there is a signpost by the entrance on Clatterway. There is a small charge for entry, and when we visited there was no ticket kiosk, just an honesty box by the entrance. The layout is interesting; it is quite narrow and long, bounded by the road on one side and cliffs on the other. Though small, it is a garden of surprises, with beautifully designed separate rooms arranged to unique themes. It is laid out on several levels, taking advantage of the sloping site, and each level flows seamlessly into the next.
About Cascades Gardens
Address: Clatterway, Bonsall, Derbyshire, England, DE4 2AH
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: On Clatterway, just downhill from the village fountain and playing field.
Website: Cascades Gardens
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Bonsall, St James Church - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
Peak Cavern - 0.7 miles (Family Attraction)
Peak District Lead Mining Museum - 0.7 miles (Museum)
Masson Mills - 0.7 miles (Historic Building)
Heights of Abraham - 1 miles (Family Attraction)
Cromford Mills - 1.1 miles (Historic Building)
Winster Market House - 3.1 miles (Historic Building)
Nine Ladies Stone Circle - 4.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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