Garden Safari and Halton Open Weekend – an update
June 3rd and June 4th promise to be a great weekend for Halton – and everyone in the surrounding area. The focal point will be a great Garden Safari, but there will be lots more to do and see on the Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Apart from the 15 different gardens to see, the main venues for events, refreshments and entertainment will be The Centre @ Halton, Halton Mill, St Wilfrid’s Church, Red Door Cafe, United Reformed Church and the Greyhound pub.
Any money raised for tickets sold to visit the gardens in the Garden Safari and any plants sold within the gardens will contribute to Halton Community Planting Projects. Only £3.50 gives access to all the gardens. The tickets are valid over the whole weekend from 11am to 4 pm. This year some gardens will welcome dogs.
Yellow signs and yellow balloons will show which gardens are open, and there will also be a detailed Halton village map showing all the many refreshment options. There will be a short village quiz for the children to do as they walk around the village.
Tickets will be on sale in advance at The Centre @ Halton and in Halton Newsagents in the High Road, or they can be bought on the day at any open garden and The Centre, which will be the main advisory centre throughout the weekend.
Contact Ann for all enquiries about the Safari on tel: 01524 811684
Open Village Weekend
Saturday 3rd June
The Centre @ Halton (LA2 6NB) will have 20 craft and community organisation stalls from 1-4 pm. Entry will be FREE. Come and see what is for sale and learn what Halton can offer. For info and to book a table contact Maureen on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01524 811316. Remember there are children’s play areas, a skate park and a large field to play on and the Coffee Shop will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
The United Reformed Church in the High Road, LA2 6PS, will open for its monthly coffee morning from 10am to 12 noon – and will remain open all afternoon until 4 pm serving a snack lunch, cakes, tea and coffee. This could also be a toilet stop for the Garden Safari!
Sunday June 4th
Halton Mill, LA2 6ND will be hosting an art exhibitionby artists based at the Mill and will have a wide range of stalls selling handmade gifts, prints and a variety of crafts. The Mill café will be serving lunches and refreshments. Contact Fiona Frank on 07582 789406 or email: email@example.com to book a table – at £5 – and for other queries.
The Lancaster Cohousing Communal Gardens, LA2 6FD will also be on show, as will 3 house gardens on Mill Lane.
St Wifrid’s Church, LA2 6LR will be open from 12noon to 4 pm with Tower Tours available which will give a great view over the River Lune and local area. The last tour will be at 3.30 pm. Teas will also be available from the Red Door Cafe, LA2 6LS from 10am to 4pm.
The newly refurbished pub in Halton, the Greyhound, LA2 6LZ will be open throughout the weekend too. It is worth a visit.