The Gardens are open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Sunday 10th March. Please see below for special events.

Whats On in 2024


Sunday 19th May – The Gardens are closed on this day for a private event

Due to an amber weather warning and a significant amount of rain in a short space of time the Gardens are closed on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May. The Gardens will reopen on Sunday 26th May. 

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May – Gardens open. Book here 

Half Term Nature Explorers BioBlitz – Wednesday 29th May – Calling all intrepid nature explorers! On Wednesday 29th May join the team of nature wizards where, in conjunction with Chester University, you will take part in a whole host of nature and biodiversity based activities. Book here


Head Gardener’s Rose Garden Guided Tour – Wednesday 12th June – Join our Head Gardener, Barry Grain, on a specialist tour of both the old, and the new, Cholmondeley Rose Gardens. Book here

Castle Series Triathlon – Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June. The Gardens are closed for this event.


Summer Family Fete Sunday 7th July – Join us in Cholmondeley Castle Gardens for a day of good old fashioned family fun. Expect vintage fete games such as a coconut shy, hook-a-duck and splat the rat. Book here 

Summer Plant Hunters Fair – Wednesday 31st July- Tickets are almost half price for this event. This event is free for Cholmondeley Members and Members of HHA. Book here 


Devafest – Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th August. Family, music and food festival. Book here 

Classical Music in the Temple Garden – Sunday 25th August – Join us on bank holiday Sunday for an afternoon of music by the Northern String Quartet. The Northern String Quartet play everything from Vivaldi and Beethoven to Coldplay, Abba and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and will play from 11.30am-4.30pm. Book here 

Bank holiday Monday 26th August – Gardens open


Sunday 8th September – Festival of 1,000 Classic Cars. Gardens are open only as part of the Classic Car Show. Book here 

Sunday 22nd September – Treemendous Festival


Tough Mudder – Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October

Autumn Festival – Sunday 27th October