Towneley Gardens Update

Published: 17 October 2017


Refurbishment of Towneley Gardens



Towneley Gardens has been an underused and undervalued space in central Longridge for a long time. A Community Group was set up last year with the support of Longridge Town Council  to give a facelift to the area and provide a pleasant community space for short walks and relaxation.  The refreshed gardens will breathe new life into this historic feature on Berry Lane.


The arch at the entrance to the gardens is the first visible result of the project and will be followed in coming weeks and months with further improvements as the entrance is widened and picnic tables and some interesting signage are added.  A raised bed will be located close to the entrance with sensory plants and herbs to aid the whole gardens becoming a “dementia friendly” place for people to relax.  


The Community Group are extremely grateful to Tesco, the Central Lancashire Operations Group, the Duchy of Lancaster and Longridge Town Council for providing funding for the work on Phase 1 of the project. As this initial phase of work draws to a close over the coming months the Group are starting to examine options for further work and funding for Phase 2 and will greatly appreciate the views of the community. They are always looking for people to join the group and - of course(!) - financial sponsorship.


The Community Group will be holding an open meeting before Christmas where they will welcome feedback on what’s been achieved in Phase 1 and suggestions for priorities for work in Phase 2. Please keep your eyes pealed for an announcement.