This afternoon we popped down to the Walton Lea Garden Party in Warrington. We went last year and it’s always a lovely opportunity to go and enjoy their pretty walled garden and buy some gorgeous homegrown vegetables and fruit.
We had a nice wander round the walled garden whilst munching on teeny tiny cupcakes – literally a mouthful. I so enjoy seeing vegetables and fruit growing in such a beautiful old walled garden and going to the Walton Lea Project is almost like going to a National Trust garden.
Everything is looking a lot more parched and dry than last year what with all this steaming hot weather we’ve been having recently.
But there is some gorgeous vegetables – like these stunning onions, all of which are for sale in the shop…
There is also a lovely selection of bedding plants and some good sized fruit bushes (redcurrant, whitecurrant and jostaberry) for a very good price – I would like to come back and get a few for the allotment.
We came away with…a selection of yellow and green courgettes, a punnet of redcurrants (destined for the pot to make a relish to go with a bacon and brie sandwich Mr Rigg fancies) and a punnet of blackcurrants (possibly for blackcurrant cordial)…
They were out of blackcurrants when we arrived, so whilst we enjoyed a stroll around the walled garden, someone went off to collect us a punnet of them! Where else do you get service like that?!
And this gorgeous bunch of sweetpeas picked from their walled garden – and for only £1!