Open garden and poetry walks part of festival treats

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A couple will open their two-acre garden as part of this year’s Festival Bowland programme.

Peter Foley and Liz Dean will show their Waddow Lodge garden to the public on August 7 from 1pm to 5pm.

A plant enthusiast’s collection, the garden is planted in co-ordinated island beds of perennials and shrubs, rose borders, woodland copse and shade gardens, rhododendrons, heritage apple orchard and soft fruit, vegetable garden and glasshouses.

Peter will offer guided tours and there will be plants for sale. Entry is £3.50 for adults and children go free.

On Saturday, August 17, there will be the chance to hear local poet, William Michael Neary, recite his lyrical verse on a walk from Sabden, taking in Churn Clough reservoir and the lower slopes of Pendle Hill.

The walk will last around two-and-a-half hours. Places are £3. To book a place call 01200 448000.