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Rode Hall

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Rode Hall is a fine early eighteenth-century country house set in a Repton landscape. It has been the home of the Wilbraham family since 1669 and the extensive grounds include a woodland garden, a formal garden designed by Nesfield in 1860 and a large walled kitchen garden.

Rode Hall gardens were created by three notable landscape designers. Humphry Repton drew up the plans for the landscape and Rode Pool in 1790. Between 1800 and 1810 John Webb, a locally-based landscapist, constructed the Pool, an artificial lake of approximately 40 acres. At same time he created the terraced rock garden and grotto. This area is covered in snowdrops in February and colour continues with the flowering of many species and hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas.

In 1860 William Nesfield designed the formal garden which today remains much as he planned. The two acre, walled kitchen garden, which dates from 1750, is now restored and in full working order producing a wide variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit.

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    Rode Hall is situated between the A34 and A50 south of Congleton.

    Rode Hall Postcode for SatNav: ST7 3QP


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