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Cheshire Gardens of Distinction – Autumn Hints and Tints

By on September 4, 2013

 

Visitors and residents are being invited to celebrate breath-taking autumn tints in Cheshire’s gardens and win tickets to see a bumper crop of seasonal delights.
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The Gardens of Distinction attract thousands of people throughout the year to experience the different seasons from bluebells in springtime and just about everything in the summer to the vibrant colours of autumn and evergreens in winter.

Autumn brings a special kaleidoscope of colour to the gardens ranging from fiery red and vibrant orange to mellow yellow and burnished gold.

Sam Youd, Chair of Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction says: ‘There’s nothing more refreshing than walking in Cheshire’s gardens at this time of year. Everyone loves ploughing through carpets of rustling leaves as the wind shakes another cascade from the trees or sends another flurry into the sky.”

The glories of autumn have inspired countless artists, choreographers and composers across the centuries and will certainly delight visitors to Cheshire’s gardens with their breath-taking beauty.

It’s also a great time to savour delicious fruit crops like apples and blackberries and enjoy a real taste of the season or just grab a hot drink and homemade cake’!

Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction range from stately homes with acres of parkland like Cholmondeley Castle and Lyme Park to floral gems like Stonyford Cottage Gardens.

Equally spectacular in the autumn are The Quinta Arboretum with over 3,000 trees, while Jodrell Banks Discovery Centre Gardens with its 35 acres of woodland celebrates the wonders of the Universe with the pleasures of the natural world.

Visitor can choose from 26 Gardens of Distinction to explore and enjoy ranging from Walton Hall and Gardens to Quarry Bank Mill at Styal that are featured in a free leaflet available from hotels and gardens across the area as well as libraries and Visitor Information Centres.

Their Autumn Hints and Tints promotion runs from 1st September until 30th November and gives everyone the chance to win free tickets to visit Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction.

All people need to do is enter online at www.visitcheshire.com/gardens. Lucky winners will be announced every Friday via the gardens Facebook (Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction) and Twitter (@Cheshire_Gdns) pages.

Visitors can enjoy more floral delights at Arley Hall, Biddulph Grange Gardens, Cholmondeley Castle, The Dorothy Clive Gardens, Norton Priory and The Trentham Estate who are all offering 2-for-1 entries to their gardens. Go to the website to download your voucher.

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