end Mar-Oct: park 10am-7pm, gardens 10am-6pm, farm and mansion Tue-Sun and Mon Bank Hols noon-5pm (mansion 1pm, but guided tour at noon except Oct); rest of year: park Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, gardens Tue-Sun 10am-4pm, farm weekends 11am-4pm, mansion closed except end Nov hols - last admission 1hr before closing
Covering 20ha, this park is an important green space on the outskirts of Manchester. From the entrance, a tree-shaded lane leads to the manor house's neo-Classical façade. A delightful stroll through the grounds will reveal themed gardens, including the intimate Italian garden and the poetic Japanese garden. Don't miss the extraordinary rose garden.