Date – 27 July 2017
Time – 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Where – Smithy Mushrooms Ltd, 229 Smithy Lane , Scarisbrick, L40 8HL. View Map
Cost: Members free, Non-members £5 & Students £3. Lunch £6.50 not including drinks
A rare opportunity to visit one of the leading UK growers of speciality mushrooms, supplying the likes of Tesco, Marks and Spencer and Booths. In the afternoon there will be a tour of the nearby Sintons Nurseries, a specialist pot plant nursery with 2 acres of glasshouses, growing for garden centres and the wholesale market. Places for the day are limited so booking is essential.
In the afternoon, there will be a tour of a specialist pot plant nursery with 2 acres of glasshouses, growing for garden centres and the wholesale market. They produce a
range of pot plants but specialise in standard and basket Fuchsias, having introduced several new varieties over the years.
10.30 Arrival at Smithy Mushrooms & Refreshments
10.45 Welcome & introduction by John Dorrian, owner
11.00 Tour of the site’s grow houses & packing operations.
13.15 Lunch – a buffet has been arranged at nearby Heatons Bridge Inn. Please advise of any dietary requirements upon booking your place.
14.30 Sintons Nurseries – Welcome by Robert Sinton followed by a tour of the nursery