Category Archives: Gardens

Ness wins Green Tourism Award

Ness Botanic Gardens has won the Sustainable Tourism Award at the Wirral Tourism Awards 2017 which recognises the exceptional work delivered by the businesses and individuals who work in the local tourism and hospitality industry.  The category was particularly closely fought, with other finalists including Claremont Farm, Mere Brook House and Caffe Cream. Highlights of…
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BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time returns to Ness

To mark the 70th anniversary of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time, their annual Summer Garden Party is returning to Ness in September 2017. The popular show was first broadcast on 9th April 1947 when a panel of expert gardeners answered questions from members of the Smallshaw Allotments Association. Over the years, it has answered…
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Another Win for Combermere at the Hudson’s 2017 Heritage Awards

The prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Awards 2017 winners were announced on 14th March at The Goldsmith’s Hall in London, and Combermere Abbey was included in the line-up of the nation’s top heritage attractions. The newly-restored North Wing B&B was winner of the ‘Best Accommodation’ category, and Bamburgh Castle was highly commended in the same category. The…
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Fryer’s Garden Centre wins “Best Garden Centre of the Year” award

Hot on the heels of Knutsford having been voted the best place to live, according to a survey by The Sunday Times, Fryer’s Garden Centre, also based in Knutsford, has just been awarded “Best Garden Centre of the Year 2016”. Fryer’s Garden Centre, which is part of the Blue Diamond group of garden centres, was…
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