Member of Ribchester Allotment Society enjoyed an informative visit to Clough Bottom Trees and Shrubs Nursery on Tuesday 7th May 2013.
Guests were treated to a ‘Talk and Tour’ of our site on a beautiful warm and sunny evening and were amazed at our stunning location and the knowledge and dedication of Harry to Clough Bottom and his trees.
Click here to read more about the visit on our news page
In October 2011, Clough Bottom Wedding Venue was host to the perfect country wedding. The May 2013 issue of Wedding Ideas Magazine is featuring this beautiful wedding and you can read all about it in the magazine on page 138 onwards.
Click here for more information and prices for hosting your own wedding or family celebration at our stunning new venue, opening in August 2013
New Out Barn development available from August 2013
If you are looking for a unique country wedding venue, we can provide you with a beautiful setting boasting a marriage between traditional building materials and modern design elements
From August 2013, this blank canvas could be yours to create the wedding of your dreams. You would have exclusive use of the Out Barn facilities and surrounding grounds for one day and evening or over the weekend.
- Stunning location on 360 acre organic farm
- No hidden costs
- Eco friendly venue
- Excellent acoustics
- Lots of natural light
- Overnight Camping for Guests on request
- Disabled access
We now have two bee hives on site (owned by local honey producer, Dave Rayner who runs Ribblesdale Honey, based at Bashall Barn, Clitheroe). Not only do we hope that they produce lots of honey for Dave and the local community (last year’s wet weather seriously affected production), we hope too that they will bee buzzy pollinating fruit and crops and encourage bio-diversity which other local growers will benefit from.
Harry said “we were delighted when Dave asked if we could have some of his hives on our farm – it compliments our organic philosophy and our green credentials perfectly.”
We are delighted to announce the safe arrival of our ‘Chickling’ (name to be agreed), hatched on 3rd June 2010. After adopting a stray goose egg, our wonderful chicken waited patiently for her offspring to arrive, only to discover it had webbed feet. Both mother and baby are doing well.
Like most parts of the UK the ‘big chill’ has well and truly landed here at Clough Bottom. The snow here has been so ‘deep, crisp and even’ that Harry has been called upon a couple of times to provide a taxi service, getting visitors (and staff) down on to site in his trusty (and all weather) Land Rover’s! The scene here is magical, picture postcard perfect. See more wintery shots by clicking on our photo tour.
Well it was an exciting time for us over the New Year as we hosted our first ever ‘Green Wedding’. The happy couple were looking for a very special venue to hold their Reception, that shared the same environmental values and beliefs that they did, and – we are delighted to say – they felt Clough Bottom was just the place! On arrival they were greeted with warmed mulled wine, and after having some wonderful photos taken around the farm in all their finery (and wellies!) they and their guests sat down to a 2 course wedding breakfast in the Middle Barn. The evening celebrations saw the wedding party enjoy a spit roast and dancing to a live band until late.
Keep an eye out on the website for photos of Karl and Marie’s special day. For more information on our venue hire call or e-mail, or better still pop down!
We wish Karl and Marie every happiness for the future and would like to thank them for allowing us to share in their special day.
Read all about Travel Writer Peta King’s stay in The Trough of Bowland and her stay in The Coach House.
We are now holding Hatha Yoga sessions, run by Janet Barnes – www.flexiladiesyoga.co.uk in our Middle Barn, here at Clough Bottom on Thursday evenings 7.00-8.15pm. For more information, or to book your place call now on 01254 826285.
The nights are drawing in and cool, misty mornings can only mean one thing… Autumn has arrived.
Not only is this the ideal time to be moving and planting trees, it’s also the one time of the year when you can experience one of nature’s most spectacular displays…
Vibrant, vivid red and yellow berries and incredible gold and red foliage – it’s all here at Clough Bottom Trees and Shrubs.
Our plantations are a riot of stunning autumn colour and now is a great time to experience them. So why not pop down and see species including the Liquidambar styraciflua which is at its most handsome with striking deep crimson/purple leaves or our stunning varieties of Japanese Maples including the Osakazuki – full of grace and beauty and – during Autumn – truly magnificent with their intense bright red leaves.
As well as our striking Maples, we have a massive range of trees and shrubs that offer plenty of interest throughout winter with their colour and texture. The White Birch, for example, has distinctive, smooth silvery white bark, the aptly-named Snake Bark Maple has vertically striped green-and-white bark, and the Alder has delightful male and female catkins appearing before the new leaves in March. We have Prunus varieties that in later spring produce delightful blossom against contrasting foliage and Crataegus varieties that produce stunning blossom and bright red fruit like the ‘Crimson Cloud’. As well as trees and shrubs, we also stock a large range of hedging boxes including laurel, golden leylandii and hornbeam.
Whether you are looking for specimens to attract wildlife, stunning autumn or spring colour, bucket loads of vibrant berries, masses of blossom, or elegant year-round foliage – we can help. We don’t sell small, imported trees, only large, well-fed specimens and with over 100 varieties and 5,000 specimens there’s plenty to choose from!
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