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Summer Picnic, 25 June

Low Askew Farm, Cropton, Pickering

Low Askew Farm nestles within the ancient valley of the River Seven between Rosedale and Sinnington, where fertile land once sustained a bronze-age settlement. Martin and Penelope came to live here in 1982 with their three girls and immediately began major works on the garden. South facing and set in a frost pocket, many trees were planted to introduce shelter and shade thus enabling choice woodland plants to thrive, as well as those which need full sun. Flower beds were double-dug, drenched in farmyard manure and left fallow for several years to produce a healthy structured soil. Plants were chosen for their textures and foliage along with evergreens for winter beauty. The overall vision was to create a timeless garden softly merging into the valley beyond. Nearby, St Mary’s, Lastingham, is a Grade 1 listed church and an important place of pilgrimage. It stands on the site of an early monastery founded in AD 654 by Cedd, a monk and bishop of Holy Island, Lindisfarne. His body is interred in the Norman crypt which considered one of the finest in the country, built in 1078 and in perfect condition. Please bring a picnic lunch and we‘ll provide the strawberries and cream. Cost: £12.00 includes strawberries and cream

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