CHESTER Cathedral’s beautiful Cloister Garden has been officially recognised as one of Cheshire’s exceptional ‘Gardens of Distinction’ by local tourism board Visit Chester and Cheshire.
This unique garden is situated in the heart of the Cathedral’s medieval cloisters. It was replanted in 2008 with support from the Friends of the Cathedral, and the new planting is now firmly established.
Plants were selected on the basis that in a relatively small but important site only the most exotic species would suffice.
Specially designed hand made oak benches have been placed in the garden so that visitors can sit in peace and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere alongside Stephen Broadbent’s major sculpture The Water of Life.
Caroline Hoppé, project manager for Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction at Visit Chester & Chester, said: “For the first time, Chester Cathedral’s cloister garden will enable visitors to enjoy one of the region’s finest gardens in the heart of this vibrant city.
“They will be able to experience an array of different colours and scents from delightful plants, shrubs and bushes, bringing the Cathedral to life year round.”