The Glory Of Autumn
Visit Holden Clough Nurseries and you will discover a whole world of interesting events, inspirational gardening ideas and, with the approaching winter season, artisan markets and creative masterclasses
Down at Holden Clough Nurseries visitors have an array of new things to discover as the new season unfolds including treasure trails, expert masterclasses, late-night shopping, artisan and Christmas markets, warming seasonal menus and new vintage artefacts and lanterns to light up the darkest of nights!
As Holden Clough embraces autumn, you can be sure to experience all the sensory joyfulness of picking and planting bulbs in readiness for them to flower next spring.
So, let’s take a seasonal tour around this ever-changing rural idyll that is tucked away in the pretty hamlet of Holden:
CHILDREN’S DAHLIA TREASURE TRAIL: Bring your little gardeners and their friends for a free flower hunt with prize at the end.
PICK YOUR OWN SPRING BULBS: It’s that glorious time of year to go along to Holden Clough to pick your own bulbs to plant in readiness for the spring.
AUTUMN IN THE BOTANICAL ROOM: A celebration of all things autumn and a hint of Halloween!
HARROGATE AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW: To be held at Newby Hall from 17th – 19th September. Why not go along and support Holden Clough’s John and Kate Foley who will be presenting their Gold Medal winning English Garden that will feature hand-picked flowers from Holden Clough’s growing field.
THE POTTING SHED: This comes into its own this season featuring specialist products to put the garden to bed for winter, including feeding, cutting back and fruit and veg storage.
THE GLASSHOUSE: The changing season will see new vintage furniture as well as lighting and lanterns to inspire.
AUTUMN IN THE KITCHEN: Holden Clough will be celebrating a new seasonal menu with dishes such as warming butternut squash frittata and Tandoor roasted cauliflower soup – delicious!
PUMPKIN TREASURE TRAIL: A seasonal adventure for little gardeners to learn as they go and a prize at the end.
WINTER POTS MASTERCLASS: Holden Clough’s John Foley will lead this masterclass in traditional and contemporary planting to add winter interest to your garden. (6th October 4.30pm-5.30pm)
GARLIC BULBS: Time to plant those garlic bulbs for their health benefits during the winter months – plus all those delicious recipe dishes.
CHRISTMAS PREVIEW: Have an exclusive preview of all things Christmas at Holden Clough. This exclusive evening is available only by booking. Mulled wine and mince pies. (14th October 6pm-8pm)
CHRISTMAS BEGINS: Holden Clough turns into a magical winter wonderland and Christmas emporium. (15th October)
PUMPKIN FOOD MARKET: Featuring artisan producers from around the Ribble Valley from cheese to sweet treats – and many more. (23rd-24th October 9am-5pm)
WINTER GARDEN: An opportunity to join John Foley to learn how to enhance your garden over the winter months. (3rd November from 4pm-5pm)
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: A not-to-be-missed lights switch-on – the centre piece at Holden Clough! (17th November 4.30pm)
STAR CHRISTMAS MARKET: The first Christmas market of the season at Holden Clough. (19th-21st November 9am-6pm)
AUTUMN GARDENING JOBS
As we head for autumn, John Foley of Holden Clough shares his gardening tips:
September is usually a slightly cooler, gustier month and as the days become noticeably shorter, there will be plenty of jobs to do in the garden to prepare it for autumn and winter. If you have a fruit or vegetable patch, you’ll most likely be reaping the rewards at this time of year.
It’s also time to get out and start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year – come along to Holden Clough where you can pick your own. September in the garden is also the time to enjoy the last of the sunshine!
• Pick autumn raspberries and other fruit you may have
• Weed and seed lawns
• Plant spring flowering bulbs
• Divide herbaceous perennials
• Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
• Dig up any remaining potatoes
• Net ponds before leaves begin to fall
• Continue watering any new plants
• Start to clean out cold frames and greenhouses so they are ready for autumn
Holden Clough Nurseries
Holden, Bolton-by-Bowland, Clitheroe BB7 4PF
Open 7 days a week: 9am till 5pm
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day