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Outdoor Event, Thu 26 Sep 2019

Garden Tour - Orchard Planning & Planting

Garden Tour - Orchard Planning & Planting

Details

Nobody knows the orchard at Lowther like Martin Ogle – for in 2013, in conjunction with the South Lakes Orchard Group and the North Cumbria Orchard Group, Martin helped to plant the first orchard here for at least 100 years. The plantation is made up of 167 trees and was structured on a timeline so that it includes varieties of plums, apples, pears, damsons and hazel from across the centuries. Martin will give you an insider’s guide into the planting of this orchard, together with some tips on planning and planting your own. Tour begins at 1.30pm. Followed by a Q&A session in the Lowther Café.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 26 Sep 2019

Prices

£20 including entry to the Castle, Gardens, Exhibition and tea/coffee plus traybake in the café
£18 including the above but without the traybake
£11 for annual passholders including tea/coffee plus traybake in the café
£9 for annual passholders including just tea/coffee

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Aug The Lowther Show
Thu 22 Aug Garden Tours
Thu 26 Sep Garden Tour - Orchard Planning & Planting
Thu 26 Sep Garden Tours
Thu 17 Oct Garden Tour - Early Autumn Colour
Thu 17 Oct Garden Tours

Address

Lowther Castle,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA10 2HH

Directions

Plan route to Lowther Castle and Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 528242  Lat: 54.61085 Long: -2.73192

Signposted from the A6 at Hackthorpe, within 15 minutes of M6 junctions 39 and 40, and the A66 from Penrith.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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