It’s exciting times here at Walton Hall and Gardens as the Heritage Lottery Project is moving quickly and building on the Conservatory Range is nearing completion.  We are loving having new faces on the estate as our partners are spending more time on site getting to know us and the area.

Walton Lea Project have been busy planting the flower beds near the Heritage Yard and have thoroughly enjoyed it.  They will be maintaining and managing this area, doing everything from mowing the grass, keeping the beds hoed and weed free, and looking after the hedges and edges.  They are already carefully planning the designs for the next planting season and are rightfully very proud of their work. 

Myerscough College will be with us full time from September as they launch land-based courses, starting with horticulture and animal care.  Staff and prospective students who attended the recent Open Days had a tour of the new classrooms, the Vinery, Farmer’s Courtyard area and zoo, where some of the students will also be working.  It was great to see the huge smiles from the students and their families.  There’s still time to find out more information about the courses they have available.

Staff at Walton Hall and Gardens with members of the Walton Lea Project
The Walton Lea Project members at Walton Hall and Gardens