Horticultural Lectures, Talks and Demonstrations by Peter Foley (formerly of Holden Clough Nursery)
Waddow Lodge Garden
We are open throughout the year for small organised groups and individuals to visit by prior arrangement. Groups will be able to enjoy a conducted garden tour by Peter with refreshments being served afterwards and a donation from all proceeds being made to a specifiied charity on each occasion.
Peter Foley who for over 30 years has run Holden Clough Nursery has now turned his attention to something new for the Ribble Valley. At Waddow Lodge Garden the plantings have been revitalised and extended to provide a garden of interest as well as an informative educational tour.
The garden is now host to many hundreds of his plants collected over the past 40 years including herbaceous perennials, grasses, old fashioned and modern roses and shrubs, heathers and rhododendrons, dwarf conifers and alpines plus shade loving perennials and bulbs along with fruit and vegetables in a new kitchen garden area. In addition a small orchard of classic old apple varieties, many native to Yorkshire and Lancashire is being established as a small wildflower area whilst a wet meadow further down the garden now boasts a new pond and stream (yet to be completed, hopefully by autumn 2010) with ample wild flowers and associated plants to encourage wildlife into the garden.
Informative weatherproof labelling is gradually being installed throughout the garden as time allows.
The whole garden is managed by Peter and his fiancée Liz Dean on organic principles with environmentally friendly gardening at the forefront of the growing techniques with all available waste material composted on site. We are also members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme the principles of which Peter promotes in his talks in the Forest of Bowland AONB. In addition a small selection of interesting plants is being grown on site for sale to visitors or supply by mail order.
Suppliers for refeshments at charity events at Waddow will be:
By autumn we hope to have a list of plants available to purchase either at the garden by appointment or by mail order at www.mailordergardening.co.uk
Waddow Lodge Garden will be a new open garden situated in Waddington Lancashire in the Ribble Valley and The Forest of Bowland.
Peter Foley and Liz Dean