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The White Garden at Turton Tower Kitchen Garden

Turton Tower Kitchen Garden

Within the grounds of Turton Tower, Lancashire


The garden was used in Victorian Times, but fell into disuse after the 2nd World War and became overgrown.  In 2008 a group of enthusiastic volunteers began to claim back the site, clearing brambles and digging out tree stumps to make paths and borders.  

We have a herb bed, raised vegetable beds, a small knot garden, a Japanese garden, two long herbaceous borders and other flower beds, including the White Garden shown above. Some areas reflect design elements from the past, and some from the present. Our most recent project is the restoration of the bothy (shown below in early 2023).  The structure has now been secured, and the surrounding area reclaimed for the garden. The new area will include a wildlife pond, and will be planted up in the Spring of 2024.

The garden is free to visit all year round, and is open for charity through the National Garden Scheme one day per year, when a small entry fee raises money for charity. The next date for this is Saturday, 22nd June 2024, 11am till 4pm. We are within the grounds of Turton Tower, a historic building which is open March to October. The Tower has it's own surrounding gardens, there are woodland walks and a cafe, which is open all year. More information about the Tower can be found on their site

The Kitchen Garden covers 2/3 of an acre and is on a slight slope, but the paths are wide enough for wheelchairs. New volunteers are welcome, we meet Monday to Thursday and Saturdays around 10am till 12 noon, then have a drink from the cafe and a chat in the covered seating area. Come as often or irregular as you like.  Email us on the address below for further information.










The Bothy and Rocky Road Bed at TurtonTower Kitchen Garden
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