Trip to Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park

Date: 10th May 2022
Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Pendle Heritage Centre

Come along and join with the Friends on our Spring trip, everyone welcome. Garden lovers will be entranced by this gem, set in the North Yorkshire countryside near Ripon, the gardens are widely “considered to have the North’s largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias, there are nearly 20,000 plants including some 1,400 rhododendron varieties, 250 azalea varieties and 150 different magnolias. An exciting primula meadow enriches the stunning lakeside walks and the mass plantings of glorious hybrids and drifts of spring bulbs, provide fantastic seasonal interest.

Azalea in Hakgaia Botanical Garden Sri Lanka. Attribution:Sancheevis

The landscape comprises of a beautiful valley providing breathtaking views across the park and there are 45 acres of woodland, gardens and an arboretum.

“Discover over 80 striking sculptures in this open-air gallery. From a bronze leopard stalking a roe deer, to a giant floating magnolia and a mini stone henge there is something for everyone to enjoy. Each sculpture has been chosen and positioned within the landscape in a way that relates to everything around them; the weather, light, vegetation and the close and long-distance views. It is an active relationship, with each sculpture focusing, intensifying and animating its environment.”

Bring your own lunch or eat in the Tea Room or at the Horse Box.

Cost: £24 includes coach and entrance. Book at info@foph.co.uk.

Coach starts pick up at Padiham 9am then near the Heritage Centre. More details nearer the time. For further information don’t hesitate to contact us.

Some steep terrain, wear stout shoes and dress for whatever the weather throws at us.