Five Lancashire gardens to visit in July
PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 July 2014
National Garden Scheme members open their plots to the public to raise funds for charity. Go to www.ngs.org.uk to find more
Great Mitton Hall, Mitton Road, Mitton, nr Clitheroe, BB7 9PQ
Open July 5 & 6, 1-5pm
A stunning location beside the 12th century Allhallows Church, with lovely views down to the river and across to Pendle Hill. The terraced gardens with herbaceous borders, lawn, topiary and raised lily pond surround the medieval hall, which is a private home. There are stalls on the village green.
Southlands, 12 Sandy Lane, Stretford, M32 9DA.
Open July 12 & 13, 1-6pm
Artist’s multi-award winning, inspirational series of beautiful garden ‘rooms’ each with its own theme. There is an organic kitchen garden with large glasshouse containing vines and tomatoes and containers of exotics, succulents and annuals.
Varley Farm, Anna Lane, Forest Becks, Bolton-by-Bowland, BB7 4NZ
Open July 19 and 20, 11am-4.30pm
Varley Farm is 700ft above sea level with views across the Forest of Bowland and Pendle. Herbaceous lawned cottage garden, flagged herb garden and walled gravel garden. There is a grassed walk through natural meadow and wild flower meadow
Becconsall, Hunters Lane, Holmes, Tarleton, PR4 6JL
Open July 26 and 17, 10.30am-5pm
The couple who own this one acre have sympathetically combined different areas with lawn, rill, arboretum, herbaceous border, wild flower area and raised vegetable beds.
Hallidays Farm, Moss Lane, Bilsborrow, Preston,PR3 0RU
Open July 26, 10.30am-4.30pm
A relatively new garden, designed as the golf garden consisting of 3 fairways and greens, wildlife pond with waterfall and a log water feature on the patio with a settee to sit on and relax and listen to the sound of trickling water.
Find out more
These five gardens are opened as part of the National Garden Scheme, which has donated over £42.5 million to charities such as Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Macmillan fund. You can find more details at www.ngs.org.uk