Sunday, 25 May 2014

Kerridge today

Fingers crossed for fair weather today for the Kerridge Open Gardens.  You will see some lovely flowers, dramatic views and fine gardens.  So come along!  Tickets are available from near the former chapel in Jackson Lane and at all the gardens.  (See map from the previous posting on this site.)  Please don't drive up Higher Lane or the track by the War Memorial as there is no parking and nowhere to turn.  Disabled parking please ring 07730 976876 and Pam will give you directions.  Thanks and we look forward to seeing you.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Fish may fly

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at the Ingersley Vale day of the Bollington Festival Open Garden.  Come and see the flying willow fish!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

"On the door"

The Festival Box Office have now stopped online sales and are directing people to buy tickets "on the door".  Where, in the case of Open Gardens, is the 'door"?

Wristbands will be available for sale on Saturday from 11am. at the parking area at Savio House, Ingersley Vale, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5RW.  See the map below.  They will also be available at the gardens at the Waulkmill, but you will have to walk there as there is no vehicle access to Ingersley Vale.

On Sunday from 11am wristbands will be on sale at the parking near the former Chapel on Jackson Lane in Kerridge and also at the gardens.  But again there is no vehicle access to the gardens from Higher Lane or from the War Memorial (the Rally Road). 

The gardens will close at 5pm, so come early and enjoy your walk, enjoy the gardens and enjoy the day!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Looking gorgeous

Walking round today, checking details and I couldn't help taking some phone snaps, the gardens are looking so good.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Extra Attractions

This rather beautiful sun is an example of the work of Mahoney Sculpture.  They will be exhibiting at Endon Hall North as part of the Festival Open Gardens on 25th May.
Tickets from the Festival Box Office Festival box office, Bollington Arts Centre, 01625 578071 10am-1pm. Open every day this week.

At Ingersley Vale on Saturday 24th May, there will be opportunity for some hands on experimenting with willow weaving and silk painting. Bollipots have a pottery stall with Jane Ewington, there is a spinning wheel demonstration and wood turning demonstrations too.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

On Parade

Marching along behind the Bollington Brass Band, as part of the 600 strong Festival Opening Parade.  The sun is shining and the gardens are going to look magnificent for next weekend's opening in Ingersley Vale and Kerridge. 
Don't forget to get you entry wristbands at the main Festival box office, Bollington Arts Centre, 01625 578071 10am-1pm. Open every day this week.  Or go to

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Parade Banner

Look out for us on Saturday morning at the Parade, give us a wave!  This is our banner.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Second Taster

24th and 25th May - Two days - eight contrasting gardens!
Watch this space for more information.
In the meantime here are some images of the beautiful gardens on our trail.
There will also be three weekends of Artists Open Studios during the Festival, follow the link for more information.Bollington Festival Art Trail