Lytham Hall’s wonderful gardens have benefitted from a fabulous community effort today (Thursday 18th May) involving not only the Lytham Hall volunteers, but also volunteers from Lytham in Bloom. A well-deserved big thank you is extended to all who helped in the extensive planting.
This amazing herbaceous planting scheme on the Hall’s South Prospect garden has been financed by the proceeds from the money raised at the Lytham Hall Ball earlier this spring. And Greg Anderton sourced all the stock at cost so the Hall enjoys much more value in plants from their funds. Another delivery of stock is on the way in two weeks to complete the planting.
General Manager, Peter Anthony and Greg have been busy choosing all the stock to form what will be the start of reinstating these formal gardens into a fabulous visitor attraction.
The castellated borders bring in the architecture of the grade 1 listed building by providing garden features. This is something that has been done extremely well at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. The cornerstones or quoins provide the shape for the avenue of herbaceous collections.
The walkway is named in honour of Violet Clifton, the last lady of the manor of Lytham. The colour palate will go through shades of whites, pale pinks, and varying shades of purples – which together form a melting pot of violet tones.
The bust of Violet Clifton, which was commissioned and completed by sculptress Kathy Even, will look down the walk towards the house ensuring the last resident of Lytham Hall is always keeping watch over her domain.
A spokesperson for Lytham Hall respectfully reminds visitors that dogs must be kept in leads in this area of the South Prospect garden from now on. There are signs on all the entry points and there are another 74 acres to use on site.