From the re-opening of our wonderful plant nursery to an Easter fun day, children’s gardening activities and seasonal dining, there’s plenty of reasons to visit Ford Park this Easter.
The festivities begin at the Ulverston park on Good Friday (March 30) with the re-opening of our herbaceous plant nursery – which has been closed for the winter months. This beautiful nursery offers a range of herbaceous perennials, which will return to bloom year after year, and in a few weeks’ time, the nursery will also offer vegetable plants, including courgettes, runner beans and tomatoes – all the classic favourites.
Sarah McCormack, Head Gardener at the charity-run park, said: “We specialise in good, reliable and hardy, homegrown beautiful perennials (suited to our Cumbrian climate!), which will add pleasing splashes of colour to your garden.
“As a small-scale community plant nursery, the sale of our plants support the work of the volunteers who help to manage the park and the nursery – so shopping here directly helps to fund the work of the charity, which is a lovely thought.”
The nursery will be open daily from 10am – so please do come along, have a browse and admire the sights and smells the garden offers.
On Easter Monday (April 2), the park will host its annual Easter Fun Day – a day of ‘egg-citing’ Easter themed activities, drop-in children’s crafts, bonnet making and parading and much more. Running from 11am-3pm, it’s sure to be lots of fun for all the family.
For the little ones who are budding gardeners, bring them along to our Food Growing Fun session on Wednesday 11 April at 2pm. With help from our friendly Head Gardener Sarah, children can discover how to start a vegetable garden this year – a perfect school holiday project! The event costs £5 per accompanied child and booking is essential as places are limited – please call 01229 581666.
Throughout the Easter break, the Coach House Café will be serving delicious food daily – including Easter Sunday Lunch on Sunday 1 April (12-4pm). Please call 01229 581666 to make a reservation.
Not forgetting the park itself – a perfect place to enjoy a walk, explore the trails or simply admire the signs of Spring. From the crocuses and daffodils in full bloom, to the chirping birds building their nests – it’s a wonderful season to explore all Ford Park has to offer.