Gardening

When the barn build is finished we plan to develop a kitchen garden on site so that visitors can enjoy gardening activities.

In 2019 thanks to the hard work of Billy Bland we set up a vegetable patch in the meadow field. We had a successful potato yield together with leeks, kale, beetroot and carrots. Unfortunately we didn’t do so well with the brassicas which were munched by some very hungry caterpillars! Still the butterflies last year were amazing!

The plan is to build some raised bed planters and grow edible crops to harvest for our Flynne’s Barn meals.

Wild flowers

We’re planning an exciting wild flower planting scheme with Electricity North West as part of their Transforming Our Spaces project. The plan is to sow native wildflower seed in our Meadow Field to improve the landscape and encourage biodiversity. It will be beautiful too!

It’ll be great to see some of the wild flowers growing in the valley again. I can remember as a kid we used to collect them and press them in a book. We knew all their names.
Billy Bland
It’ll be great to see some of the wild flowers growing in the valley again. I can remember as a kid we used to collect them and press them in a book. We knew all their names.
Billy Bland