The history of Cheslyn Gardens
Henry and Daisy Colbeck originally owned the house and gardens. A renowned architect, Henry Colbeck designed Cheslyn House and, together, the couple created the original gardens. The Colbecks travelled far and wide, which is reflected in the range of unusual and exotic plants in the gardens.
The council has maintained the semi-natural woodland area since 1965, increasing the size of the gardens to their present day size of 1.41 hectares (3.5 acres). The brick arch leading to the woodland area is all that remains of the original boundary of the gardens.