Visiting the Public Gardens
The beautiful gardens here at Consall Hall are open for members of the public to enjoy on certain days throughout the year.
Over fifty years of amazing vision, careful planning and construction have created Consall Hall Landscape Gardens, which includes six lakes, various follies, summer houses, packhorse bridges and much more.
All these have been blended together to compose a series of living, growing pictures which change throughout the seasons and with the weather. The result is a treasure trove for garden enthusiasts, photographers, artists and families to enjoy and savour.
The large pit bank remnants of the industrial era had to be removed before the planning of the garden could begin. The mammoth tasks involved the building of dams, and the construction of new ridges and roads. The result was to create the spectacular vistas you can see today.
Habitats were developed by adding a huge variety of plants, shrubs and trees to encourage all forms of wildlife into the gardens. This approach continues today particularly in the conservation areas of the gardens, where banks of wild flowers flourish along with formal planting.
The present gardens were designed and created by William Podmore OBE. Further information regarding the history and development of the gardens can be found in the book written by William Podmore on sale at the gardens gift shop, together with many other mementos of the gardens.
Public Days and Prices
The beautiful gardens at Consall Hall are open for members of the public to enjoy from 10am to 5pm on the first Sunday of April, May & June this year. In addition, the gardens will also be open for the Plant Hunters Fair on Sunday 14th April.
A buggy tour with commentary of the gardens’ history and conservation is available to visitors for an extra charge of £5 per passenger.
The tour lasts approx. 45 mins (advance booking recommended).
Adults £5.50 Child £1.50 (5-16yrs)
Family £13.00 (2 adults with up to 3 children)
Facilities and Access
- Tea Room and Gift Shop
- Dogs on leads are welcome
- Free car parking
- Coach parties by appointment
- Baby changing
- Disabled toilets
- Disabled access to gift shop and tearoom
- Tarmac paths in the gardens make it more wheelchair-user friendly, (wheelchairs not provided)
The Halcyon Room tea room serves light lunches, afternoon teas and hand-made cakes for the duration the gardens are open.
The Halcyon room is licensed for marriage ceremonies and is also available to hire for weddings, parties, conferences and functions. Please contact us for further details.
We have a small gift shop which is open when the gardens are open to the public.
The book on the gardens, written by William Podmore OBE, is available for purchase in the shop, as well as other mementos of the garden.
Groups are welcome by appointment on any of our public garden days. For groups of 20 or more, all guests will receive free tea/coffee on arrival and the organiser will also receive free admission. Groups of 50 or more have the option of hiring the venue on an exclusive use basis, on a day of their choice (subject to availability) and can also benefit from one of our excellent visit packages. For coach groups, the driver will receive free admission and tea/coffee.
We are more than happy to create a complete package for your group to include admission and lunch, please ask for more details.
How to Find Us
Red Oak Events Ltd,
Stoke on Trent ST9 0AG
Are you only open on the days listed on your website?
Yes, although for large groups/private hire we can arrange for the gardens to be open 365 days of the year, subject to availability.
Do you accept card payments?
The entrance fee is cash only but you may pay for refreshments by card.
What time is the tearoom open?
We serve drinks and cakes from 10am – 5pm and light lunches from 12pm – 3pm.
Are the gardens wheelchair / pushchair friendly?
The main part of the gardens have tarmac paths, giving access to the majority of the most popular areas (although some areas have steep inclines). The bottom end of the estate also has an array of pathways but these do not have tarmac. There is also a buggy service available which covers all of the grounds with commentary @ £5 per passenger.
How do I book a buggy tour?
You can contact us directly to arrange a tour. Alternatively, you may just book on the day, subject to availability.
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs on leads are most welcome in the gardens but we do not allow dogs in the main building or tea room (accept assistance dogs).