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art & culture of grange over sands...

Artcrystal
Daily demonstrations of intricate hand engraving on crystal with a selection of work on display in the gallery.

Yew Tree Barn
Low Newton, near Grange-over-Sands

A traditional Westmorland barn is home for an eclectic mix of art and crafts. The Gallery showcases contemporary art and design, including jewellery, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and textiles from local artists. Graham Glynn's Pottery produces a wide range of hand-thrown mugs, bowls and large sculptural pieces for the home or garden. Casey Allum's studio displays exquisite drawings and paintings of people and pets. Silver Forge Jewellery (www.silverforge.co.uk) can also be found here as well as Lakeland Photography, architectural antiques and furniture restoration. And, after all that browsing, you enjoy a delicious meat at the Hat Trick Café.

Lakeland Miniature Village
Flookburgh, Grange

The talented efforts of Edward Robinson have created an impressive collection of miniature buildings hand-made out of local slate and set in naturalistic surroundings. Alongside a replica of Hill Top (home of Beatrix Potter) is an assortment of typical Cumbrian cottages and barns with architectural detailing such as round Westmorland chimneys, wrestler roof slates, crow-stepped gable ends and mullioned windows. A full-size replica of an Oriental teahouse acts as a gift shop.

 

Holker Hall Gardens 
Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands
Holker Hall is well known for its stunning gardens that draw visitors to admire the formal and naturalistic planting schemes accentuated by clipped yew and box, cascading water features and well-placed pieces of classical sculpture. On the periphery, the gardens merge into wildflower meadows, undulating parkland (look out for the herd of fallow deer) and sheep-grazed saltmarshes. Each spring, the grounds are the focus for the Holker Garden Festival - a vibrant celebration of horticultural form and colour that has become an established event in the gardening year.

Grange Community Orchard

Established in 1997 in the grounds of Yewbarrow Lodge (opposite the Ornamental Gardens), this large site was planted with traditional varieties of apple, pear and damson trees and more unusual species such as quince, mulberry, and medlar. An interpretation panel will shortly be installed near the entrance. Leaflet available from Grange Tourist Information Centre.

Ornamental Gardens, Grange-over-Sands

Semi-tropical plantings of trees and shrubs surround the centrepiece pond with its colourful array of ducks and geese from all over the world.

Park Road Gardens, Grange-over-Sands

Regular brass band concerts are held throughout the summer on the restored Victorian bandstand.

Promenade Gardens, Grange-over-Sands

The promenade walk is backed by tropical palms and ornamental shrubs and overlooks the marshes of Morecambe Bay. Tennis, putting and basketball can be enjoyed along its length.

 
 
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