Gardening Group meets up for first time

Just over a dozen Friends met at the barn on Friday 30th January to discuss setting up a gardening group at Pendle Heritage Centre. We were ably supported by Peter Aldred, the head gardener.

It was a good friendly meeting with plenty of ideas. Nine people wanted to help out in the garden, some having their own beds to look after. We also agreed a series of dates for a winter and spring programme of practical talks and visits. This will be uploaded to the calendar shortly. However, our first meeting will be a trip to the snowdrop gardens at Lytham Hall on Sunday 15th February. We were all given a copy of the guide called The Walled Garden at Park Hill from the bookshop.

If you are interested in joining, just email David at

We learnt that that the centre has appointed a new gardener, Jacqueline  MacNamara. She replaces Elaine who left in the Autumn.