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Abi & Tom’s Garden Plants and Broughton Bank Perry & Cider House, South Cumbria

September 7 : 10:00 am4:30 pm

Abi and Tom's Garden PlantsAbi and Tom's Garden PlantsBroughton Bank Perry and Cider House

Left and centre: Abi and Tom's Garden Plants. Right: Broughton Bank Perry and Cider House

Book Online Any questions please contact Joe: joe.whitehead@burghley.co.uk or 07921 617874.

PGG visit to Abi & Tom’s Garden Plants

In the morning we will visit Abi and Tom Attwood at their Nursery in Witherslack. We will get a behind the scenes look at the 2 acre growing operation where they grow 1200 different perennials. The business was founded in 2011 on the site of the former Halecat nursery. Abi and Tom have turned a derelict site into a real gem of a destination for plant and garden lovers.

PGG visit to Broughton Bank Perry and Cider House

After the tour we will have lunch at The Derby Arms in Witherslack and then head to Broughton Bank near Cartmel to meet John Hibbert at his cider house. We will be given a tour of the orchard, learn about perry and cider making and get to taste some of John’s creations. He will also have perry, cider and and cider vinegar for sale. John started the business four years ago and has received awards for his cider in 2022. He uses apples and pears from his orchard which he started planting 15 years ago as well as using donated surplus fruit from local orchards. A commission is paid to the suppliers. The perry and cider are produced with natural fermentation without any additives such as sulfites, making it gluten free and vegan.


10.00 – Meet at Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants. Coffee/tea and cakes on arrival (paid for on site or bring your own flask)
10.30 – Tour of site
12.30 – Lunch at Derby Arms (paid for individually or bring packed lunch)
14.00 – Leave pub to go to Broughton Bank
14.30 – Tour of Broughton Bank Perry and Cider House


Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants, Halecat House Nursery, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6RT

Broughton Bank Perry and Cider, Broughton Bank, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7SH


Cost for nursery tour and for Broughton Bank tour and tasting £8.00


Book Online Any questions please contact Joe: joe.whitehead@burghley.co.uk or 07921 617874.


September 7
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Joe Whitehead
07921 617874


Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants
Halecat House Nursery, Witherslack
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7SH United Kingdom
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