The terraced gardens on the hillside at Rivington were designed by the landscape architect T. H. Mawson from the Lakeland Nursery in Wndermere in 1905.
Six volunteers from around the county took up the invitation to join the Groundwork project to restore the gardens; we were welcome by Project Manager Ben Williams before we set off into the gardens with Trust Senior Conservation Officer John Lamb.
Trees, shrubs, grasses and flowering plants were the focus of the day but it became obvious that mosses, lichens and fungi were present in abundance and will merit some serious study in the near future.
Further surveys are to be carried out during September and Trust members can find out more by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Catherine Haddon at the Trust
The site of Rivington's Terraced Gardens seem to be an obvious site for a future field trip for the Botany Group. Let me have your views via the Contact Page.