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Report - Stapley water Gardens Cheshire

pointer

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My first report so I hope your kind to me time and I am definitely not a photographer but enjoyed exploring. The tropical oasis is part of a large garden centre and fishing centre. It has been open almost 50 years and owned by the same family. In its heyday it was a major tourist attraction in Cheshire with coach companies running day trips for hundreds of people. The water gardens were expanded to include the tropical paradise which this report is about. The site is active with the fishing centre very much open . The garden centre has just closed and the tropical paradise has been closed for several months we walked past several external cctv cameras but nobody came to look for us and I have tried to follow the rules and probably made a few mistakes on my post all advice is very welcome.


Large car park outside we were very cheeky and parked there

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Unfortunately I didn't think of asking my mum and dad to come today

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Just to give you an idea of what was is available here in its heyday

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fortunately nobody was available to take our entrance fee

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amazingly many plants are thriving after been neglected for several months

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These areas are fountains planted borders banana trees among others

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at the end of the fountain area was a stage which was used for a laser light show a lot of equipment remains

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tropical fish cave
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we then found our way to the tropical house after reading the sign we went prepared

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seem self-explanatory with what was once swimming in the tank

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this was the most overgrown area almost impossible to get through very hot and humid

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leaving the tropical house we came to the reptile area thankfully all the previous tenants have been re-homed

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then for an insurance quote we went to the meerkat enclosure

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Just before we left there was one last door to try and we were amazed to find that in a building with no electric or water a computer up and running

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I couldn't resist taking a chance but nothing was biting

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It was a very popular wedding venue with large celebration room opportunity for guests to wander around the water gardens and outside facilities

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we then made our way outside to the Italian Gardens which was the backdrop for wedding photographs

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sergeantcookie

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#2
Only ever visited this place once but the garden centre numerous times over the years as i have lived locally my whole life and now live 5 minutes walk away. Shame its gone, despite its popularity especially with the water gardens across the car park. As usual though they think building more houses is the answer. Great pics, thanks
 

tim - (mule)

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Man I have some great memories working at SWG, and some great friends, i miss the place loads. It would be cool if everyone who can posts pics of SWG at its best if that's poss?
 

Telf

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Great report :thumb been here with wife n kids years ago, anyone know if it's still standing?
 

Ratboy

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just had a heads up off a mate who is local to this one and it is now a building site,demolition all done and 150 houses going up so no point visiting anymore:mad:
 

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