Denzell Gardens

This haven of tranquillity has lovely gardens and a large open meadow covered in varieties of orchid and other wildflowers.


• Toilets


For more detailed information about the accessibility of Denzell Gardens, please visit the DisabledGo website.

Items of Interest

  • Sunken Garden
  • Meadow with orchids and wildflowers
  • Ornamental Pond
  • Unusual tree species
  • Lych-gate

Friends Group

The Friends of Denzell Gardens and Devisdale have developed a management and development plan to provide a framework for returning Denzell gardens to its ornate splendour and increasing the ecological value of the Devisdale.


At the start of the 20th Century wealthy industrialist Samuel Lamb decided to create gardens to compliment his substantial Victorian house. A team of 16 gardeners created and managed extensive landscaped area, croquet lawns, tennis courts, formal gardens and hot houses containing vines, peaches and orchids. In 1936, following the death of Samuel Lamb, Bowdon UDC took over management of the gardens and made them available for the public to enjoy. The house remains in private ownership and is not open to the public.