Activities and Plans

Current Activities

Garden Maintenance. We ensure the gardens are well maintained so that they can remain open to the public.  We liaise with Lancaster City Council to resolve issues of caretaking and safety in the gardens.

We hold work sessions in the gardens on the first Friday of each month from 9 am-12 noon. We are always delighted to see members at these events so please join us for as little or as long as you feel able and we can match jobs to each volunteers’ level of experience and skill. Everyone is useful! Please note, however, that we take a break in January and February.

Raise awareness of the gardens by publicity and staging special events in the gardens.

Hosting educational visits by school children and other groups, for example students from the History of Art Department of the University of York.

Our future plans

Having met with a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) representative, we are moving forward with an HLF application to restore The Tasting Garden back to its original glory as a widely recognised artwork.

We are consulting with the public to help shape our application proposals.

In addition to the restoration of the art work, the proposals will include opportunities for the visitors to increase their understanding of the gardens through a series of lectures and horticultural activities.