Cheshire’s parks and gardens among the finest in the world


Cheshire’s Parks, gardens, canals, and even some of the county’s burial sites, have received Green Flag Awards for their outstanding quality.

As Blue Flag Awards are to beaches, the Green Flags are to green spaces – an internationally recognised guide to high standards. Where a Green Flag is displayed, you can be assured that you’re visiting somewhere of quality.

Those who achieve the prestigious Green Flag must have high levels of site maintenance, sustainability, and make considerable contribution to conservation and heritage, among other things.

Tatton Park visitor attraction in Knutsford and Queens Park in Crewe, which has undergone significant restoration over recent years, have also received the Green Heritage Award. This is given  to green spaces that can demonstrate local or national historic importance as well as delivering a high quality visitor experience.

The full list of parks and gardens in Cheshire that received a Green Flag in 2017, include:

  • Bollington Recreation Ground
  • Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve
  • Congleton Park
  • Queens Park Crewe (Green Flag Heritage Award Winner)
  • Sandbach Park
  • Tatton Park (Green Flag Heritage Award Winner)
  • Teggs Nose Country Park
  • The Moor, Knutsford
  • Caldy Nature Park, Huntington, Chester
  • Castle Park, Frodsham
  • Grosvenor Park, Chester
  • Helsby Quarry Local Nature Reserve, Helsby
  • Northwich Woodlands. Northwich
  • Stanney Fields Park, Neston
  • Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port
  • Macclesfield Canal & River Trust
  • John Leigh Park. Altrincham
  • Woodheys Park, Broadheath
  • Bewsey Park, Warrington
  • Lymm Dam, Warrington
  • Risley Moss Local Nature Reserve, Warrington
  • St Elphins Park, Warrington
  • St Peters Park, Warrington
  • Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington
  • Alexandra Park, Stockton Heath, Warrington

For more information visit the Green Flag Awards.