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Bluebells Galore at Combermere Abbey! Annual Walk and Plant Sale - April 28th 2013 (4th February 2013)

On Sunday 28th April, Combermere Abbey Estate is hosting its annual two-mile Bluebell Walk Event, a fun day out for the whole family. The event gives visitors the rare opportunity to visit the beautiful location of the C12th Combermere Abbey. Walk through dappled woodlands, beside the picturesque lake, enjoying the sensory delights of carpets of these fragrant blue native flowers.

The Abbey’s walled garden with its magnificently restored Glasshouse will also be open for guests to enjoy - walk through the world’s only fruit tree maze, an espaliered labyrinth of redcurrants, gooseberries and over 25 varieties of apple and pear tree, its blossoms are a  sight to behold.

Visitors are welcome to bring their canine friends on a lead. For garden lovers, there will be a Spring Plant Sale, and delicious hot and cold refreshments are available for all to enjoy.

Gates will open at 1pm and registration for the last walk is at 4pm. The event will close at 5pm. Please wear appropriate footwear for woodland walking and kindly note that the woodland paths are not suited to prams and pushchairs.

Admission costs for the Bluebell Walk are: Adults £5; Children under 16 - £2
Free for babies in carriers. Parking is free of charge.

There will be two tours of the Abbey itself available on the day (at 2pm and 3.30pm) Each tour will last approximately one hour, and reveal a fascinating glimpse into the Abbey’s astonishing 900 year history. (Tour is £6 each/£3.50 children under 16 years. As spaces are limited please pre-book via the estate office) 

Combermere Abbey Estate is a privately owned historic estate and family home, with self-catering holiday cottages and wedding and events venue. It is located between Nantwich, in Cheshire, and Whitchurch, in Shropshire, on the A530.

The Bluebell Walk Event is an added attraction for guests at the estate’s five star, eco-friendly holiday cottages. Cottages sleep between 4 and 10 guests each.

For further information, please contact Heather in the estate office: 01948 662880.

Website: http://www.combermereabbey.co.uk/
mail:     estate@combermereabbey.co.uk
Phone:    01948 662880
Address: Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4 AJ