The 9th annual Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail

PUBLISHED: 16:40 21 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:45 20 February 2013

The 9th annual Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail

The 9th annual Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail

When a garden festival just keeps on growing, you know there's either something in the soil or a dedicated group of mums are making things happen. Photography by Kirsty Thompson



The print version of this article appeared in the August 2011 issue of Lancashire Life

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When a garden festival just keeps on growing, you know theres either something in the soil or a dedicated group of mums are making things happen.


The latter is certainly the case with the Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail, which has just celebrated its ninth year.


Good weather brought the crowds to this pretty community, wedged between Colne and Boulsworth Hill, and Lancashire Life was there to record the event. Visitors toured glorious gardens and enjoyed the hard work of villagers, young and old.


Gill Walsh, who is the chairman, said: The festival just gets bigger every year and this is probably the busiest ever. Everyone works very hard but its absolutely brilliant for community spirit.


Supporters served teas, made cakes to sell and set up craft stalls to help raise the 5,000 required each year to stage the event. Heres to next year!

Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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