May 28th – Waddow Lodge Garden, Waddington, nr. Clitheroe open for National Gardens Scheme, 1.00-5.00pm. on 50th Aniversary of NGS Weekend. (BBC Radio Lancashire here from 11-5 with Gardening and Outdoor programme.) Refreshments and plants for sale, plus Plant Heritage stand where you can get all of your gardening questions answered as well as being able to buy some unusual plants. Admission £4.00. Tel. 01200 429145.
June 11th – Plant Heritage plant sales at NGS Open Garden, Hazelwood Farm, Hollins Lane, Silverdale, nr. Carnforth, LA5 0UB. 11.00-5.00pm, adm. £4.00. A stunning garden with a wealth of lovely plants.
June 18th– Alpine Garden Society ‘Alpine Event’ at Thornton Hough Village Hall, Wirral, CH63 1JB. From 10.00-3.00pm. Nursery stands, workshops, demonstrations, picture show. Tasty refreshments. FREE ENTRY
June 18th -Dalemain Plant Fair, Dalemain, nr. Penrith with artisan foods and crafts. 10.00-4.00pm FREE ENTRY TO PLANT FAIR, discounted garden entry and Free Garden Tours.
June 24th & 25th – Dutton Hall NGS Open Garden, nr. Ribchester, Ribble Valley. Plant Heritage sales stand. Many old fashioned shrub roses displayed around this 17th century house, refreshments. 1.00-5.00pm, adm. £5.00.
June 28th – Dutton Hall NGS Evening Open Garden (see above), plus wine served, adm. £5.00.
July 3rd – Gardening Day at Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping with head gardener Robert Lowe and Peter Foley of Waddow Lodge Garden. Includes coffee on arrival, garden tour, 2-course lunch with a Gardeners’ Question Time session. £25 pp. To book a place please phone 01995 61456. Some places still available.
July 16th – Waddow Lodge Garden, Waddington, nr. Clitheroe open for National Gardens Scheme, 1.00-5.00pm. Refreshments and Plant Heritage plant sales. Admission £4.00, Tel. 01200 429145.
July 19th –23rd - RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, Cheshire. A perennial favourite with man y nursery displays, inspiring gardens and much more. Book tickets early and save on cost.
July 26th – Plant Heritage NW Group Annual Plant Sale at Holehird Gardens, Windermere. View the National Collections and purchase good, unusual plants with plenty of free advice available. Opens 10.00am, Admission free.
August 17th – 20th - Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport. A colourful family show with specialist societies present. Plant Heritage will have a stand in the Societies Marquee.