Historic hall prepares for garden event

Robert Parker clipping his topiary at Browsholme Hall
Robert Parker clipping his topiary at Browsholme Hall

This Sunday the historic gardens at Browsholme Hall will host a plant and garden fair with the Bowland spring artisan market.

Visitors will have an opportunity to buy unusual plants direct from specialist nurseries, including perennials, herbs, grasses, hardy orchids, cottage garden plants veg plants and soft fruit.

For keen and amateur gardeners, Marguerite Hughes – a broadcaster, horticultural tutor and garden designer - will conduct tours of the garden and host a live “gardeners question time” in the Tithe Barn.

For families wanting to learn more of the Lancashire’s flora and fauna Robert Parker, owner of Browsholme Hall, will give special tours around the beautiful landscape. This will be an opportunity for families to get up close to and discover and identify native trees, spring flowers and even possibly see young ducklings and tadpoles on the three-acre lake.

The Tea Room at the Tithe Barn will be open all day for light homemade meals and visitors can buy fresh food and unusual crafts at the artisan market. Entrance to the market and Browsholme Hall grounds is £2 per person (children free). For details of Hall tours visit www.browsholme.com