Events for 2019

Events for 2019

JUNE:SOUTHPORT: GARDENS OF RESORT: TUESDAY JUNE 11THLeaving from the Atkinson Art Gallery we will take a gentle ninety minute walk round Southport, stopping by benches and seating, to learn about Lord Street, the Marine Lake and Kings Gardens. The walk will be led by...
Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Veitch Memorial Medal The Royal Horticultural Society conferred the Veitch Memorial Medal upon our joint-patron, Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd ‘in recognition of her outstanding work in horticulture’.   Lady Arabella Lennox – Boyd ┬áhas won 6 Gold...

Chetham’s Library

Britain's oldest library   The library, founded in 1653, is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. It was established under the will of Humphrey Chetham, a prosperous Manchester textile merchant, banker and landowner.   Chetham’s Library...
Downham Hall

Downham Hall

Downham Hall Gardens   Trust members were welcomed by Olivia and the Honourable Ralph Assheton. It had to be a Ralph, as the family heir has been called Ralph for five generations.   Downham Hall Recently Lord Clitheroe handed over the running of the Hall...