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The Barbour Institute - The Millfield High Street, Tattenhall

On the Millfield next to the Barbour Institute. Come and bag yourself some plant bargains, plus there’s always the chance of acquiring some rarity you’ve been after for ages.  Plus growing advice, of course! Donations of plants are gratefully accepted, so please can we ask for your generosity once again in potting up spare bits of plants or seedlings?  Please bring plant donations to the Millfield from 9am onwards.  The earlier the better as we will need time to sort and price donations before the opening time. Labels with the plant name and variety are always appreciated. The sales area will be taped off until the official start time of 10.00am. You are very welcome to look around before the Sale opens but we won’t be reserving plants or doing advance sales - this is to ensure everyone who turns up at the official opening time of 10am has a fair chance of being able to bag their selections. Profits from the Plant Sale help to pay for the Village Show


Bolesworth Castle Tattenhall

Bolesworth Castle Gardens open for NGS 10 & 11 May   Mrs Barbour has asked us to publicise the NGS Open Days at the Castle 10 & 11 May.    As you know, this is in aid of the various charities supported by the NGS.  If the weather's good, there should be a lovely show of rhododendrons (pic below) plus there are refreshments.   The Rock Walk, which stretches for half a mile above the castle, offers stunning views across the Welsh Hills and Liverpool. Originally planted by Anthony Barbour in 1986, the collection has since been expanded with many new camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, and other spring plants.   New paths have been created, and original stone features have been restored. The visit will take you up the Bridge Walk before climbing up to The Rock Walk, continuing through the castle gardens, and rounding the lake.   A single loop will see you reach 10,000 steps!   Children aged 12 and above are welcome, as are well-behaved dogs on leads (please pick up after them). Please note we regret this garden is not accessible to wheelchairs or buggies.   The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters will be onsite, selling soup, tea, coffee, and cake. Further information (including directions) at What3Words address:  ///standing.proved.emotional    


The Barbour Institute - Billiard Room High Street, Tattenhall

Richard Smedley In the upstairs room at the BI (the Billiard Room). Our speaker is Richard Smedley who trained at Kew and worked at the former Ryton Organic Gardens (now Garden Organic). He will be speaking on the subject of 'Edible Landscapes'. And – hurrah! – he lives in East Cheshire so he'll know all about our grey skies, soggy gardens, etc when passing on growing tips.