Waddow Lodge Waddington Clitheroe BB7 3HQ
01200 429 145
Waddow Lodge Garden is 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.
'Our aim is to produce plants for sale in an environmentally friendly way as is economically possible without impacting upon the quality of the finished plant. This is achieved by a number of actions including reducing the use of peat by 50% and replacing with composted bark, using a mixture of both organic and inorganic fertilizers plus slow release fertilizers in all potting composts to reduce excess leaching into the environment and utilising recycled flower pots. We also utilise timber for path edging from sustainable sources and collect rainwater for watering the greenhouse plants. Due ot the proximity of bee hives we use very few insecticides and through our sensitive planting attract a whole variety of wonderful wildlife to the garden.'
Visitor experiences – all the extra touches!
Wildlife watching - opportunities onsite for excellent wildlife watching
Carbon conscious – we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint through thorough energy, water and waste reduction measures
Green products – environmentally friendly cleaning products
What's green about ....
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. Peter also actively promtoes these principles in his garden talks around the Forest of Bowland AONB. Both Peter and Liz are active and supportive members of the Forest of Bowland AONB sustainable tourism network and are keen to support the work of the AONB whenever they can.