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Open Gardens - the NGS has suspended garden openings for the fore-seeable future until government restrictions have been lifted.

This year, 2020, Bretherton Gardens should have opened for the National Garden Scheme on Sundays 24 May, 5 July and 30 August, from 12 noon to 5 pm.

This year the four gardens of the Bretherton Group were to have been joined by a fifth at 6 Bamford's Fold, where Alison Ryan is in the process of making a brand new garden around her corner bungalow plot. Come and see how much can be achieved in a short time. 

In 2019 the NGS gardens in Lancashire together raised £95,441, and within that figure, Bretherton Group were the biggest single fundraiser with £7,546. 

The National Garden Scheme is a major donor to Macmillan, Marie Curie, Hospice UK other nursing and healthcare charities, who would be unable to carry on their great work without the support of their visitors and helpers.  A big thank you to everyone who supported this wonderful organisation in 2019.  

We hope that these will be able to resume later in the season although we will have to adhere to any government guidance that may be given nearer the time. We will inform residents of any changes through the Village Notice boards and the Bretherton in Touch Facebook page.

Bretherton Gardens:

Alison Ryan, 6 Bamford's Fold

Terry & Sue Riding, Glynwood House

John & Kris Jolley, Hazel Cottage

Richard & Barbara Farbon, Owl Barn

John & Gwenifer Jackson, Pear Tree Cottage.


In addition to the Bretherton Gardens, Jacky Iddon ‘s garden on North Road should have been open again this year on Sunday 17th May, Sunday 14th June and Sunday 12th July, and that garden is also closed until further notice.

Jacky and Tom Dagnall  Hazelwood, North Road