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The Ridges Gardens


The Ridges, Weavers Brow, Cont. of Cowling Road, Limbrick, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 9EB

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The Ridges Gardens

The story of Barbara’s garden starts in the 1970s when she used to help her mother with their garden centre in the back garden. The more she learned about plants the more her interest grew. By the time her children had grown and flown she was hooked.

Realising the potential of the garden, she began restoring and developing. Original apple trees lining the paths were pruned, but otherwise you wouldn’t recognise the back garden now. Dense cottage planting demonstrates Barbara’s eye for combination of colour, form, and foliage. Through an arch, a large formal gated lawn is fringed with bright foliage specimen trees cleverly positioned to shine against a dark copper beech, holly and rhododendrons.

This shelter protects such tender plants as windmill palm and Magnolia Grandiflora, and provides a lovely setting for a Victorian-style glasshouse used for entertaining.

In a natural style stream garden, damp-loving plants such as gunnera and rogersia grow down towards a pool, and a Paul’s Himalayan Musk rose runs rampant over trellis and trees. Recently an old buttressed wall has been uncovered to create a new, naturally planted quiet area, with scented plants and herbs to attract butterflies and bees. Barbara’s horticultural achievement is to be admired and enjoyed.

Bank Holiday Sundays & Mondays (excluding Easter): 11.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays through June & July: 11.00am - 5.00pm
When the spectacular fragrant rambling roses will be in full bloom.
Wednesday & Thursdays through August 11.00am - 5.00pm

Private group visits by appointment



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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission£5.00 per ticket

Under 12s - free

Payment in cash only (no card machine)

Opening Times

Open for private visits in addition to the dates/times below for groups of 10 or more - please call to book (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Spring Bank Holiday (26 May 2024 - 27 May 2024)
Sunday - Monday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday & Thursday (5 June 2024 - 29 Aug 2024)
Wednesday - Thursday11:00 - 16:00
August Bank Holiday (25 Aug 2024 - 26 Aug 2024)
Sunday - Monday11:00 - 17:00
Early May Bank Holiday (5 May 2025 - 6 May 2025)


Monday, 1st January 2024 - Tuesday, 31st December 2024

Tuesday, 28th May 2024 - Wednesday, 29th May 2024

Friday, 7th June 2024 - Saturday, 17th August 2024

Monday, 15th July 2024 - Tuesday, 16th July 2024

Wednesday, 30th April 2025 - Thursday, 1st May 2025

The Ridges Garden Open DaysThe Ridges, a 3.5 acre, sheltered, quintessentially English country garden.
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Two miles south east of Chorley. Jct 27 M6 or jct 8 M61 approaching Chorley on A6, follow signs for town centre, then signs for Cowling & Rivington. From A6 south turn right at 1st roundabout, right at Morrisons Supermarket. Up Brooke Street, take Cowling Brow, approx 0.25m garden on right-hand side.


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