We got the Big Fat Yes!

Excitement and relief has been rife throughout the property this week as we learned on Friday amidst a shroud of secrecy that we secured a Heritage Lottery Fund for our ‘More than a Mill’ appeal project! If you check out my posts “What Makes Quarry Bank Special”  & “And we have lift off!” you can…

Scarecrow Festival

For the past couple of weeks the word on everyone’s lips here at Quarry Bank has been ‘scarecrow’. We’ve all been busy making our entries for the Scarecrow Festival and in several cases this has led to a heightened atmosphere of competitiveness and secrecy, with lots of entrants determined to win ‘Best Scarecrow’ in their…

The Greg’s “Pleasure Grounds”

I’ve mentioned a few times here about the £1.4 million appeal that we launched back in February to allow us to restore parts of Quarry Bank to its former glory. However, whilst we here at the property have a shining vision of the culmination of these efforts, we understand that you might not be able to…

A Swinging Success! May Day at Quarry Bank

All that finger crossing and wishing certainly worked for once as we had glorious weather for our Victorian May Day. The day started pretty early for some of our staff, with my poor boss, Rachel, and a couple of our Rangers, Tim and John, arriving at the property at 7:15am to help to set up the Victorian Swing…

‘So when are the coconuts arriving?’

Today is an absolutely glorious day here and I’ve actually managed to venture out into the garden without being shrouded in my ski jacket! It seems that spring has finally sprung here at Quarry Bank and the garden is looking absolutely stunning, and full of beautiful colour. Come Monday the garden will be jam-packed with…