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Afternoon Tea at Rode!

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Treat yourself to a stunning afternoon tea at Rode which includes a guided tour of the house and (read more>>)

BBC North West!

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Thank you to all our fantastic visitors who came to visit the Bluebell Walks last week.  We were blessed (read more>>)

House Open Bank Holiday Monday 3 May

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Don't forget the house is open for guided tours this Bank Holiday Monday 3 May alongside our beautiful (read more>>)

A Big Thank You!

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Thank you to all our wonderful customers who came to see the Snowdrop Walks.  We emerged a little (read more>>)

Say I Do at Rode!

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Loking for ideas for Valentine's Day?  Why not bring your loved one on a beautiful Spring walk....we have (read more>>)

Snowdrop Walks 2017

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4th Feb - 5th Mar Tues - Sun (Closed Mons) 11-4pm Admission £5/Children £2 (Under 5's free)    (read more>>)

Last day of the Season!

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Don't miss our last day of opening this Wednesday 28th Sep.  Still lots to see in the gardens, (read more>>)

Calling all Volunteers!

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We are looking to expand our volunteer base throughout all the gardens including the two acre walled kitchen garden.  (read more>>)

House & Gardens Open BH Monday 30 May 11-5 pm

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Come along and see our wonderful Spring gardens this Bank Holiday Monday.  The rhododendrons and azaleas are magnificent (read more>>)

New Extended & Restored Route for Bluebell Walks 2016

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New for 2016 visitors can enjoy Rode's carpet of ancient Bluebells even more extensively due to the recent (read more>>)

New Willow Animal Sculptures for Snowdrop Walks

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Thanks to the wonderful Redstone Willow in Alsager who exhibited at the Just So Festival here at Rode (read more>>)

Snowdrop Walks 2016

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SAVE THE DATE Snowdrop Walks 2016 Sat 30th Jan - Sun 6 Mar Tues - Sun 11-4pm (Closed Mons) Admission £5/Children (read more>>)

Open Bank Holiday Monday 31 Aug

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The kitchen garden is magnificent at the moment so do pop over and see us this Bank Holiday (read more>>)

Open Bank Holiday Monday 25th May

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We will be open on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May.  The gardens are looking stunning with beautiful rare (read more>>)

Bluebells & Plant Fair Sun 10 May

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If you missed the Bluebells this weekend, they are still looking magnificent so why not come on Sunday (read more>>)

Open for Summer Season 1 April

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The gardens are bursting with daffodils & camelias, Spring lambs are skipping in the fields and we are (read more>>)

Rode on Countryfile

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If you missed us on Countryfile you can catch us on iplayer by pressing here. The Snowdrops are (read more>>)

Last weekend for Snowdrop Walks Sun 8 Mar

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Sadly we close this Sunday March 8 for what has been a wonderful display of Snowdrops this year.  (read more>>)

BBC Countryfile

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We had the lovely Countryfile team from the BBC here yesterday filming the Snowdrops.  Put a date in (read more>>)

Valentine's Walk

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Wrap up warm tomorrow & treat your loved ones to a romantic Snowdrop Walk followed by a bowl (read more>>)

New Snowdrops Menu

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Watch out for our new Snowdrops menu, currently busy sampling polenta & lemon cake, chocolate & beetroot, bakewell (read more>>)

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team at Rode and thank you for all (read more>>)

WWI Exhibition ends Wed 24 Sep

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Last chance to see the WW1 exhibition this Wednesday 24 Sep as we close for the Summer season.  (read more>>)

Save the Date: Snowdrop Walks 2015

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A date for your diary:- Snowdrop Walks 2015 Saturday 7 Feb - Sunday 8 Mar (excp Mondays)11-4pmAdmission £4 For group bookings (read more>>)

Open Bank Holiday Monday 25th August

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Dont' forget our hall & gardens are open this Bank Holiday Monday; gardens from 12 noon & hall (read more>>)

World War I Exhibition

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A tour of Rode Hall on a Wednesday afternoon or a Bank Holiday Monday will now include a (read more>>)

Sunny Herbaceous Borders!

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The sun is out and the gardens are looking beautiful.  Take a leisurely walk down to the Pool (read more>>)

Open Bank Holiday Monday 26th May

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Don't forget we are open this Bank Holiday Monday: Tearooms & Gardens - 12 noon-5mHall 2-5pm Lots of beautiful colour (read more>>)

Beautiful Bluebells!

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The Bluebells are now in full bloom and there is a wonderful blue carpet in the Old Wood!  (read more>>)

Treat yourself to a Cream Tea!

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Make great savings this Summer with our special "Garden admission with a cream tea" ticket which includes a delicious (read more>>)

Hall & Gardens Open Bank Holiday Monday

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Our gardens are open Easter Monday from 12-5pm and the house is open from 2pm.  The tearooms are (read more>>)

Summer Opening Tuesday 1 April

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We re-open for our Summer season on Tuesday 1 April.  We have had a quick turnaround after our (read more>>)

Snowdrop Walks End 16th March

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This Sunday 16th March  is the last day for our Snowdrop Walks and despite the Snowdrops receding there are (read more>>)

Snowdrops give way to Spring!

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The Snowdrops are now past their best but we now have a fantastic show of Spring plants including (read more>>)

Herons Nesting!

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The sun is shining on us today and our garden is full of early flowering Spring flowers including (read more>>)

Braving the Storm!

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What a week its been but fortunately wind damage has not affected the Snowdrops!  Paths are slightly muddy (read more>>)

Snowdrop Walks open tomorrow Sat 8 February

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We open our gates tomorrow for our annual Snowdrop Walks and our final preparations are underway.  Despite the (read more>>)

New Rode Hall & Gardens Map for 2014

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We have had a lovely new map produced which you can now download before your visit and see (read more>>)

Countdown to Snowdrops...starts Sat 1 Feb!

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Our Snowdrop preparations are underway and we can already see signs of our white headed friends.  Just hoping (read more>>)

Short of a Christmas Present?

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Why not treat your nearest and dearest to a couple of tickets to our Snowdrop Walks which start (read more>>)

Snowdrop Walks 2014 - Save the Date!

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Snowdrop Walks 2014 8th Feb - 16th Mar 12 noon - 4pm (daily exc Mondays) Admission £4/Children under 16 Free For (read more>>)

Gardens still open alongside Farmers' Markets

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We have now closed for the Summer Season but the gardens will still be open from 10 am (read more>>)

Summer Season ends 26th September

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Sadly we close for the Summer after a very busy season on Thursday 26th September so as some (read more>>)

First Autumnal Market this Saturday

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Don't forget the Farmers' Market this Saturday 7th September 9 am - 1.30 pm.  Lots of jams and (read more>>)

Largest Gooseberry Record Broken Again!

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Kelvin Archer, Head Gardener at Rode Hall, has once again broken the world record for a single gooseberry, (read more>>)

Save the date - Snowdrop Walks 2014

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Hot off the press....we have just released our Snowdrop Walks date for next year 8th Feb - 16 (read more>>)

Kitchen Garden Delights!

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Long may this wonderful weather continue!  Our kitchen garden is looking stunning at the moment with 30ft of (read more>>)

Calling All Amateur Photographers - First prize £1000!

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Smallwood Architects and the Historic Houses Association (HHA) are running a summer photographic competition this year to celebrate the (read more>>)

Just So Festival 16-18 August

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We are hosting the childrens' Just So Festival again this year from 16-18 August.  It is a boutique, (read more>>)

Treat Dad on Fathers' Day 16th June

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This year why not treat your Dad for Fathers' Day to some hall & garden tickets.  Buy your (read more>>)

Open Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

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Don't forget we are open this Bank Holiday Monday 28th May: tearooms & gardens open at 12 noon (read more>>)

Beautiful Bluebells

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May is a beautiful time to come and see the gardens as after this welcome rain this week (read more>>)

Open Bank Holiday Monday!

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The gardens have suddenly sprung into life and looking stunning!  The bluebells are out at last accompanied by blooming camellias (read more>>)

Online 2-for-1 Gardens Directory

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Rode Hall Gardens are featured in the new online Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 Gardens Directory and to take (read more>>)

Spring is finally here!

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After a very nippy start our daffodils are finally in full bloom with some stunning camellias and early (read more>>)

Check out our new Summer Menu!

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We have been working hard preparing for opening our doors on 1 April and have a delicious new (read more>>)

Hall & Gardens Open Easter Monday!

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Can you believe the Snowdrops are still out?!! What a fantastic season they have had.  We are now (read more>>)

A big thank you to all our visitors!

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Our Snowdrop Walks have sadly finished for another year and everyone at Rode would like to thank all (read more>>)

Treat your Mum this Sunday!

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Our Snowdrop Walks end this Sunday 10th March.  Why not book an advance ticket with a pot of (read more>>)

Snowdrop Walks end Sunday 10 March!

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This year has been a wonderful year for Snowdrops.  The cold snap has helped preserve them and they (read more>>)

Snowdrops Inspire Poets to Rode!

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Thank you so much to Sylvia Lowe, from Chester, who has sent in this lovely poem:  Please keep (read more>>)

Rode in Top Twenty Snowdrop Gardens!

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Our Snowdrop Walks have been voted by Britain's Finest as one of the top twenty Snowdrop Gardens in (read more>>)

New Snowdrop Theatre

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Come and see our new Snowdrop theatre in the stunning surroundings of the Tennants Hall.  Snowdrop theatres are rarer (read more>>)

Lili Fen Wach!

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A big thank you to Bill Buck who sent us this lovely Welsh poem about Snowdrops! O Lili Wen (read more>>)

Snowdrop Walks start tomorrow!

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The brave little Snowdrops are doing very well and are right on cue even after a week of (read more>>)

Mrs McNamara in bloom!

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Signs of Mrs McNamara (syn Milkwood) looking beautiful on The Colonel's Walk this morning.  All hands on deck (read more>>)

Check out our new Snowdrops Menu!

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We have been very busy in the kitchen perfecting our new Snowdrops menu.  There is a new specials (read more>>)

Jan 21st - Saddest Day of the Year?

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January 21st is meant to be the saddest day of the year but we have no time to (read more>>)

Countdown to Snowdrops 2 Feb - Lady Wilbraham starts her blog....

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With only three weeks before we open for our annual Snowdrop walks excitement is mounting!  The two early (read more>>)

Merry Christmas to all our visitors!

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Thank you all for visiting us this year.  We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and (read more>>)

Snowdrop Walks 2013 - Advance tickets now available!

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Tickets can now be bought for our popular Snowdrop Walks which take place from Sat 2 Feb - (read more>>)

Christmas at Rode - Tickets now available!

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Glimpses of Christmas Past Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December We are opening our doors (read more>>)

Just So Amazing!!

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What a great time was had by all....thank you Wild Rumpus for making the Just So Festival so (read more>>)

Rode welcomes the Just So Festival!

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We're very excited here at Rode as the inaugural Just So Festival is taking place this weekend and (read more>>)

Calling Volunteers for Just So Festival!

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Bright, enthusiastic and creative volunteers are wanted from Tue 14th Aug - Tues 21 Aug to help set (read more>>)

Countdown to the Just So Festival - few tickets remaining!

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The countdown has begun....just over two weeks to go until the Just So Festival run by Wild Rumpus (read more>>)

Norwegian Visitor to Rode!

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Oddrun Larsen, a well known folk dancer, from Bergen, Norway visited Rode this week and showed us her (read more>>)

Kitchen Garden Splendour

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Many of you will have visited Rode during the snowdrop season and to enjoy the wonderful gardens but (read more>>)

Comments to share.....

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The poor Summer weather has not dampened the spirits here at Rode.  We have had numerous group visits (read more>>)

Woman's Weekly Rode Feature

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Catch a copy of Woman's Weekly this week as June Baker from Congleton has nominated Rode Hall as (read more>>)

Lady Wilbraham's Blog

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Lady Wilbraham is an avid gardener and keeps her own diary.  Today she writes about the garden..."the kitchen (read more>>)

Garden Volunteers at Rode

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Rode currently employs several volunteers throughout the gardens on a variety of tasks, from hands-on gardening to house guides. We are currently (read more>>)

Successful Visit by Whitworth Art Gallery

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We welcomed the Whitworth Art gallery last week and were thrilled they had such a good time.  Joan (read more>>)

Beautiful Bluebells

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The sun is out and the bluebells are stunning!  Catch them this week before they disappear.  The azaleas (read more>>)

Magical Bluebell Walks at Rode 1st-3rd May

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Our Gardens are a delight to behold throughout April and May when the bluebells (Scilla nutans) and wild (read more>>)

Summer Opening Tuesday 3rd April

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We are opening for the Summer season on Tuesday 3rd April and the garden is looking beautiful!  This (read more>>)

Spring Hamper Winner

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Congratulations to Mrs Carter of Knypersley, Staffordshire who was the winner of our Spring Hamper Draw.  The winning ticket (read more>>)

A huge thank you to all our visitors!

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Our Snowdrop Walks have now closed for 2012 and everyone at Rode would like to thank all our (read more>>)

Snowdrop Walks End Sunday 11th March

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Our Snowdrop Walks end on Sunday and although the Snowdrops are now over there is a wondrous display of (read more>>)

Last week for Snowdrop Walks

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Our Snowdrops are now fading fast but there is a lovely display of Spring flowers to enjoy.  Take (read more>>)

Spring is here!

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We still have a fine showing of Snowdrops which have looked beautiful in the lovely weather this week (read more>>)

Spring flowers join Snowdrops!

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Our carpets of Snowdrops are now being joined by hellebores, crocuses and emerging daffodils, beautiful!  A lovely stoll (read more>>)

Bumper Weekend at Rode!

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We had well over 1300 visitors this weekend and received some lovely comments...here are a couple. ""We enjoyed a (read more>>)

Milder Weather Boosts Snowdrops!

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Our Snowdrops are now at their peak during the milder weather so it's a great time to come (read more>>)

No Snow at Rode - Business as Usual!

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We currently have no snow here at Rode and the Snowdrops are out and looking beautiful.  So wrap (read more>>)

Cheshire's Garden of the Month Recommended by Chris Beardshaw

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Chris Beardshaw, award winning garden designer and TV presenter and Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction Ambassador, recommends Rode and (read more>>)

Snowdrops Update

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We had a light covering of snow at Rode on Sunday, which is now thawing and providing we (read more>>)

Beautiful Week at Rode!

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Wrap up and come and see our wondrous display of Snowdrops.  Despite still being very early in the season (read more>>)

Early Showing of Snowdrops!

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It's a beautiful cold and frosty morning here at Rode and we already have a good showing of (read more>>)

Countdown to Snowdrops!

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We have now begun the countdown to our Snowdrops Walks opening on Saturday 28th January and due to (read more>>)

Merry Christmas!

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All of us here at Rode would like to wish our visitors a very merry Christmas and a (read more>>)

Thank You!

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Thank you to all our visitors for making our Christmas weekends so successful!  The response was phenomenal and (read more>>)

Rode in Cheshire Life

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If you missed us in Cheshire Life this month please click here where you will be able to (read more>>)

Christmas at Rode

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CHRISTMAS AT RODE SAT 3rd & SUN 4th Dec/SAT 10th & SUN 11th Sat 3rd Dec - 10am - 3pm Sun (read more>>)

Rode in Cheshire Life

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Don't miss Rode Hall in December's edition of Cheshire Life, featuring details of our "Downton Abbey" styled Christmas (read more>>)

Rode on "Ade in Britain"

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If you missed Rode Hall on "Ade in Britain" featuring Ade Edmonson in our Kitchen Garden with Head Gardener (read more>>)

Cheshire Gardens of Distinction Art Project

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Cheshire Gardens of Distinction in conjunction with Manchester Airport held an Art Project over the Summer for local (read more>>)

Last chance this week to visit Rode Hall before Christmas!

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This is the last week to visit the Hall before Christmas so take advantage of the lovely weather forecast (read more>>)

Lovely comments to share...

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Some delightful comments from a thrilled visitor last week..."There has clearly been a lot of effort and attention given to presenting (read more>>)

Christmas Opening

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Following on from last year's successful Christmas event we are opening our doors for two weekends in December:  Sat 3th/ Sun 4th, (read more>>)

Morgan Collectors Club at Rode

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A group of enthusiastic Morgan owners visited Rode today and what beautiful cars they were!  It was truly a (read more>>)

Summer Opening

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Rode Hall Gardens and tearoom will be open from Tues 5th April for the summer season: opening Tuesdays, (read more>>)

Thanks for all the wonderful comments about our Snowdrop Walk

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Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the snowdrop walk, and for your comments which we always love (read more>>)

Thank you for your lovely comments

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Thanks to all of you who have sent messages to us telling us how much you have enjoyed (read more>>)

Beautiful Snowdrop Displays!

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The garden is looking lovely, still with a good show of snowdrops and the early daffodils beginning to bloom. (read more>>)

Lovely words and a haiku from a visitor to Rode Hall snowdrop walk

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..we were impressed by the attention to detail..thank you for an inspiring day out. The no shrinking violets haiku Vane (read more>>)

Telephones up and running

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After a weekend when the telephones went down they are now thankfully up and running again, so please (read more>>)

Our snowdrops are at their best now!

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Our snowdrops are now looking absolutely stunning and truly are a wonderful welcome to spring. Do come and (read more>>)

The snowdrops are now at their best!

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The snowdrops are now at thier best, and likely to remain so for the next 3 weeks. Do (read more>>)

Romantic snowdrop walk this weekend

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Well last weekend we had a proposal on our snowdrop walk, and with Valentine's Day ahead, we invite (read more>>)

Snowdrops blooming beautifully

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Our mile long snowdrop walk is just the right length to get you out in this bracing weather, (read more>>)

Snowdrop walks on this weekend

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We now have a good display of snowdrops so why not combine a visit to our market on (read more>>)

Daily Telegraph snowdrop article amendment

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All children under 16 years go free to our snowdrops, and do not need to dress up as (read more>>)

Northern Ceramic Society's Kate Cadman made the following lovely comments..

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“Rode Hall was an overwhelming experience, with its magnificent and extensive collection ranging from early Chelsea and Derby (read more>>)

Happy New Year!

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All at Rode Hall & Gardens would like to wish our customers a very happy and peaceful New (read more>>)

Thanks for all the lovely comments

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We are delighted to hear that so many of you enjoyed our Christmas event last weekend. Comments included: (read more>>)

£3500 raised for charity this weekend at Rode!

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Thanks to all who came to Rode Hall Christmas Opening this weekend. With your support we raised a total (read more>>)

Congratulations to our competition winner

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Congratulations to Mrs Parton who won a bottle of champagne in our latest Rode Hall Market questionnaire competition. (read more>>)

Rode Hall Christmas Market & Hall Opening 4th/5th Dec

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Wrap up warm this weekend and come along to Rode Hall. Preparations are well underway for our Christmas (read more>>)

Blossom the Rhino is here

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To celebrate our Christmas weekend Blossom the Rhino has arrived and is already forming a queue to visit (read more>>)

Rode Hall Christmas Markets 4th/5th Dec

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Visit us on 4th/5th Dec  for our Festive Christmas Markets to enjoy the live music, children's activity and (read more>>)

Rode Hall at Christmas 4th/5th Dec

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When you have enjoyed the best in produce and gifts at our seasonal farmers' market, and sung carols with the (read more>>)

Comments on our Snowdrop Walks by Fiona Bruce MP for Congleton

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Fiona Bruce, in her maiden speech in the House of Commons, stated "I have enjoyed winter snowdrop walks through (read more>>)

Rode Hall makes an appearance in BBC's Bargain Hunt

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Rode Hall makes an appearance on Bargain Hunt this Thursday 12.15pm (23rd Sept) when Tim Wonnacott visits to view some of (read more>>)

Rode Hall features in The Daily Telegraph Gardening Supplement

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The following article appeared in The Daily Telegraph on 6th July 2010. Certain country houses have a timeless charm. (read more>>)

Bluebells bring Springtime Joy to Rode Hall & Gardens, Cheshire

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Although renowned for its snowdrop walks and Humphry Repton landscaped gardens, Rode Hall also is a feast for (read more>>)

Time to visit one of North West’s finest Snowdrop Walks

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After waving good-bye to the last of the snow, it’s time to say hello to one of the (read more>>)

See Also

Summer Farmers' Market 1st July

Lovely Summer Market planned for Saturday 1 July from 9-1.30 pm.  We have live music and (>>)

August Farmers' Market Sat 5th Aug 9.30 - 1pm

This Summer market will provide lots of ideas for those hampers, picnics & barbeques with (>>)

Afternoon Tea at Rode!

Treat yourself to a stunning afternoon tea at Rode which includes a guided tour of (>>)

BBC North West!

Thank you to all our fantastic visitors who came to visit the Bluebell Walks last week.  (>>)