Heritage Open Days – September 2022

Heritage Open Days 2022 – Astounding Inventions

Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th September 2022

Friends of the Storey Gardens volunteers will be in The Tasting Garden on Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th September 2022. We will be looking forward to welcoming you between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on both Saturdays.

The apple and pear trees are full of fruit at the moment.  There should be ripe pears and dessert apples to taste and cooking apples to take away to cook. Refreshments will be available in The Storey’s Printroom café.

This year’s theme for Heritage Open Days is “Astounding Inventions”. As the Friends of the Storey Gardens, we have decided to make our astounding invention the Georgian wall that separates the Copper Beech garden from The Tasting Garden.

The wall is constructed of local stone on The Tasting Garden side and lined with brick on the Copper Beech garden side. From 1720 to the 1950s the gardens belonged to a Georgian house opposite Lancaster Castle. Until the 1930s The Tasting Garden was the kitchen garden. The Copper Beech garden was used by the family for recreational purposes with its fashionable patterned brick garden wall.

On the first Saturday we will be joined by The Bay: A blueprint for recovery.  The Bay is a free Nature and Wellbeing Programme, offering people living in Morecambe Bay the opportunity to get outdoors and connect with nature via digital engagement, community events and a programme of tailored outdoor wellbeing sessions, which people can refer onto. 

The Bay holds sessions in the Storey Gardens and are growing vegetables in some of the border areas of The Tasting Garden

To find out about the sessions run at the Storey Gardens and other events around Morecambe Bay, to learn about local wildlife and try some natural craft activities visit their website by clicking on the link on the right hand side of this page.

You can find our entry on the Heritage Open Days website by clicking on the image below. Whilst on that website you can search for other events in Lancaster you might wish to visit.

Brick side of the Georgian wall from the Copper Beech Garden. Photo by Ruth Standring-Cox.