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Gardener's Question Time

at Ford Park Saturday 27th September

2.30pm in the Garden Room

with

Sally Beamish, Head Gardener & Estate Manager at Brantwood for 25 years : a student of John Ruskin's botanical and horticultural explorations and of biodynamic meadow restoration

Mary James, Northern Representative for the Women's Farm & Garden Association and Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme (WRAGS): a gardener and gardening mentor

Dorothy Holladay, member of the Hardy Plant Society and volunteer at Holehird and Ford Park

Chaired by Sarah McCormack, Ford Park Community Link Gardener

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Royal Visit

The visit will highlight the Community Group’s many achievements including our volunteer programme, Wild Flower Meadow Project, the launch of Incredible Edible Ulverston, work with schools and the wider community and the development of The Coach House Café Bistro and celebrations venue.

 During her visit The Duchess will meet with staff, volunteers and invited guests and will unveil a plaque to commemorate the start of a project to build an accessible footpath linking Ford Park with St Mary’s Hospice, enabling ease of access for all to Ford Park and its wonderful resources.

 For further information please contact Alison Alger on 01229 580666 or email alisonalger@ford-park.org.uk

 
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Tunes & Tapas on the Terrace

Tunes & Tapas on The Terrace

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New Chef!! We will be welcoming Ben Queen-Fryer who is currently Chef at the multi award winning Drunken Duck Inn at Outgate Ambleside. Ben will be bringing with him a wealth of experience and new ideas which will I am sure build on the already established reputation. ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=100 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=100 Carnival!! We have a free Carnival Costume Workshop Day on July 1st from 10am to 4pm in room 3 in Ford House. We are already working on many costumes for regular parade participants but this is a chance to come in and work with our creative team on a costume for you! We will apply finishing touches on the morning of the 5th and aim to leave Ford Park as a group between noon and 12.30pm to get in our parade position. As we have been working towqards getting out own bee hive this year our individual theme is "Bee Happy-Do the Waggle Dance!" For more details contact Kim on 01229 588164 ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=99 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=99 Summer Picnic!! If the weather is good we will be on the field by the children's playground-if it rains we will be in Ford House in Room 3 12.30 to 1.30pm ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=98 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=98 Hoad Herb Walk Meet at the Garden Room at Ford Park at 4pm -the walk should last about 2 hours ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=97 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=97 Taste Cumbria 24th & 25th May ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=96 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=96 Taste Cumbria 24th & 25th May We will have a Plant and Produce Stall on New market Street and a Family Activities Tent outside the Roxy Cinema where you can make your own salad planter, make your own mini scarecrow and other activities too!! ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=95 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=95 Craft Fair ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=94 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=94 New Exhibition in Cafe

For the next couple of months we've got the pleasure of having Printfest's Own.

 

This is an exhibition of work from local printmakers who are members of the Printfest committee. The exhibition includes work from Marie Wright, Judy Evans, Richard Foster and Sally Bamber.

 

Cafe hours are 10am till 4pm everyday. 

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Local Food Project Completed! ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=92 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=92 Incredible Edible Ulverston ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=91 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=91 Exciting Programme of Slide & Supper Evenings ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=90 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=90 Coach House exhibition

We have a new exhibition in the cafe which consists of two artists. Sue Fletcher & Daniel M.H. Lenartowicz. Find below a short profile for both artists.

 

Sue Fletcher - Textile and Mixed Media artist

Sue has lived in Cumbria all her life, waling and cycling in the local landscape. She is inspired by the local landscape (especially the views from across the bay). For the last year she has been working on landscapes, mostly those views across the Bay Estuary. She has also been inspired by the local train journey across the viaducts and the views of the constantly changing sies which add so much atmosphere.

She likes working with vintage recycled fabrics, and she often uses these to form Nuno Felt. She enjoys experimenting with different textures and materials.

 

Daniel M.H. Lenartowicz - Photographer

Daniel has lived in the English Lakes for his entire life, and has always been inspired by the vastness and the rugged landscape. He is currently an A-Level student studying Fine-Art, with a particular interest in photography and animation. 

Each of the photos in his series titled "South Lakes" comprises an average of about 17 individual photographs, merged digitally (mostly by hand) to create the final image. He prides himself in finding natural colour in the landscape, as such none of his photographs have been taken using filters, or have had their colours altered in post-production.

View some of Daniel's work

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Christmas Festivities We have everything from wreath making to a Robin Trail and Father Christmas Weekend! Check out the Events Page and Facebook! ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=88 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=88 Halloween & Half Term Halloween & Half Term are coming soon! We will have a Pumpkin Trail for families from Saturday 26th October, A Community Gardening Day (families welcome) on Saturday 26th October from 10am, A Creative Day for adults and accompanied children on Wednesday 30th and Halloween Theme Nights in the Coach House Bistro on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd of November!! A Packed Programme-come and join us! ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=87 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=87 Super Saturday Markets We will be having a stall at the Super Saturday Markets this autumn in the centre of Ulverston on the 5th of October, 2nd of November and 7th December. We will be selling garden produce, wooden products and crafts -do come along! ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=86 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=86 Craft Fair There are 15 craft stalls of all sorts at our Craft Fair on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Everthing from welli stands to jewellery, from ceramics to bat boxes, from recycled washing machines to textiles!! All set in a beautiful park and garden with activities for families and a fabulous cafe ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=85 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=85 Heritage Open Day On Thursday 12th September we will be taking part in the national campaign to promote our heritage. There will be tours at 11am and 2pm plus displays of material and handouts concerning the history of Ford Park -come and look around! ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=84 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=84 Co-operate with us and the Co-op!

A message from the Co-operative: Go green with The Co-operative this Autumn -Together we can make a difference! Bring your family along to one of our fun, free outdoor volunteer days. The Co-operative has teamed up with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens to bring you a series of fantastic environmental challenges where you and your family can make a real difference in your local community.

 Autumn Tasks at Ford Park

Saturday 7th September 2013, 10.00am - 3.30pm
Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7JP
Whether weeding, sowing or harvesting in the kitchen garden or helping to strike the balance with nature in the wider estate, there will be plenty of Autumn tasks to be completed. A light lunch will be provided

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Community Gardening Day ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=82 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=82 Romeo & Juliet ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=81 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=81 Ford Park Volunteers nominated as Food Heroes http://www.localfoodgrants.org/heroes?cid=52 ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=80 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=80 Good Life festival ]]> http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=79 http://J4315.web.furness.net/newsdetails.asp?ID=79 Container Gardening
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Bat Walk on Monday April 29th
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Spring into Spring!!
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Gardening Course on Saturday March 23rd
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Easter Monday Event
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Tamla Motown star to play at Coach house March 2nd

Kim Weston found fame on the classic Tamla Motown song "It takes two" with the legendary Marvin Gaye and on March 2nd appears at the Coach House.

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During her last visit to the UK she met up with Ewan Blackledge, Cumbrias No 1 busker, and a blues legend in his own right. They performed a couple of impromptu numbers together on the streets of Kendal, and have remained friends ever since. Kim was to finish her tour in the Lakes and was keen to perhaps do a concert with Ewan. As Ewan has been using the studio at Ford Park recently, recording an album with his band, The Beat Combo, he approached the trustees with the idea of putting on this concert in the venue room at the Coach house.

So on Saturday March 2nd Ford Park will play host to a Tamala Motown star to kick off a series of musical events that Ford Park plan to hold throughout the next few months. 

Tickets are limited so be quick to grab one as only sixty will be available for this exclusive event.

Call 01229 580666

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It looks like it's going to be a cold winter this year. These cabbage seem to be surviving the early frosts, lets hope that all the work we have put in to populate the new beds survive. 
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Volunteers Night Out

Last night Ford Park volunteers ventured out into Ulverston to celebrate all their hard work over the past 12 months. A great night was had by all and another one will be organised soon. To become a volunteer at Ford Park contact Kim Farr.

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Coach House Cafe, new closing times

As the clocks go back our cafe will now close at 4pm.

Fridays Themed nights will start at 7pm and look out for other themed nights on Saturdays

To Book please Tel. 01229 581666

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Heavy rain makes play area into duck pond

flood.jpgTodays heavy rainfall has turned the play area into a swimming pool. The new path has been washed away leaving deep gullies, and a small river now runs towards poplar grove. To get to the Cafe and the coach house you now have to cross a ford that runs across the drive. This is probably why the park was called Ford Park.

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Gig in the Garden Vidoe

Follow this link to see septembers gig

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