Heritage Open Days – 2022

Heritage Open Days 2022 – Theme ‘Astounding Inventions’

Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th September 2022

Friends of the Storey Gardens volunteers were in The Tasting Garden on Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th September 2022. The weather was fine and over the two days we welcomed 416 visitors.

As the Friends of the Storey Gardens, we 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 The Bay: A blueprint for recovery joined us and explained their free Nature and Wellbeing Programme to visitors.  The Bay holds sessions in the Storey Gardens and are growing vegetables in some of the border areas of The Tasting Garden

The Friends of the Storey Gardens had a range of plants for sale. Apples, pears, damsons, beans and RHS flower cards were available. See a selection of the many photographs taken over the two days in the slideshow below.