Food & Drink

The Botanist’s ‘secret garden’ in Alderley Edge is reopening two weeks early

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 20th April 2021

One of Alderley Edge’s most popular hangouts is reopening its “not-so-secret” garden area just in time for the Bank Holiday.

Now that ‘Step Two’ in the government’s roadmap to lifting England’s current national lockdown has commenced – which crucially allowed hospitality businesses to reopen for outdoor service only – The Botanist has announced plans to reopen doors to its Alderley Edge venue at the end of this month, which is two weeks earlier than initially planned to give fans the chance to get their fix.

While there will be a collection of tables out front of the much-loved venue, the real magic happens behind the building.

Located to the rear of the London Road bar and restaurant, The Botanist’s secret garden features a number of socially-distanced tables and benches surrounded by plants, botanicals, and a signature plant silhouette mural.

A selection of fan-favourite cocktails and a delicious line-up of draft beer – including Spanish lager Madri – will be on offer, alongside an extensive food menu and The Botanist’s famous hanging kebabs.


The Botanist’s in-venue app is designed to ensure a smooth, seamless and COVID-safe alfresco service, to make sure guests get their favourite dishes and drinks as quickly as possible.

Walk-ins will be welcomed daily, and you can also make a booking in advanced.


Speaking ahead of next weekend’s reopening, Leane Patching – from The Botanist Alderley Edge – said: “We’re delighted to be able to open a few weeks earlier than originally anticipated [and] we’re hoping for a warm May Bank Holiday – but we have heaters should the British weather not play its part”.

The Botanist Alderley Edge reopens to the public on Friday 30th April.

Bookings are now open for both the outdoor terrace – between 30th April and 16th May – and the whole venue from 17th May onwards.


You can make a booking here.

Featured Image – The Botanist Alderley Edge