Heritage Garden Open Day and Strawberry Tea 20th June 2015

IMG_7768On a damp June afternoon a surprisingly large number of people, from all over East Lancashire and beyond, arrived at the Heritage Centre.

Following a “welcome” drink on the Chevassut Garden lawn, with classical music playing in the background, they followed a map of the site to the beautiful 18th Century Walled Garden which was looking splendid thanks to Peter and the gardening group’s hours of hard work.

People were able to view a video of the history of the garden in the Garden Museum.  Staff were on hand to answer any questions.  Through the Kitchen Garden and beyond the Archaeology group prepared a trench where a number of pottery items were found. ( see Archaeology post for more details.)

The map then led our visitors across to the Barn.  A beautiful display of flowers by Pendle Forest Flower Club welcomed our guests through the door and further interesting displays were provided by Trawden Show, U3A, Colne Horticultural Society and Incredible Edible. The Barn was tastefully decorated with a Strawberry theme.  A splendid Book stall and Tombola helped to swell the Friends funds, as did the well stocked Plant stall.

People were able to relax, warm up and enjoy their Strawberry teas.  It was great to see so many smiling faces of old and new friends.

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