Places to go – Inglenook Farm, Rainford

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This sunny weekend saw us make a visit to the beautiful Inglenook Farm in Rainford. I’ve been here a few times now and really enjoy it, and as you’re here reading, I thought it reasonable that you might enjoy it too, and so thought I would recommend it through a post!

Inglenook Farm is a working lavender / chamomile farm, which smells heavenly in summer! At the farm they create essential oils from their produce and sell a range of gorgeous lotions and potions on site in a very nicely presented little shop, where I was surprised but very pleased to find seedballs for sale! So of course I purchased a tin of the bee mix, I’ve got a “distribution location” in mind already, wink wink! I thought they were relatively inexpensive at £3.10 a tin, and they make great gifts.

seed balls

On site there’s also an art gallery, food market, girly craft shop and even an African themed gift shop.  There’s also a quaint cafe where you will find delicious home made cakes amongst other home made fayre! There’s some seating at the front of the building and if you’re lucky hens run around the lawn as you enjoy your food! They have farmers and craft markets at the weekend as well as the occasional special exhibitions so it’s worth checking out their website if you’re thinking of visiting.

swallow

Swallows fly around the farm and fields at what seems to be 100 mph – we tried so many times to get a great shot and this was the best I’m afraid but when you see how fast they fly I’ve a feeling you might be impressed with this shot! As well as the lavender and hens there’s also a family of goats on the farm, with two twins born in March – just look at them!

baby goats

Even the car park was pretty, with loads of wild flowers, so I thought I’d leave you with a trio of gorgeous flowers to brighten your day! Left to right I have ID’d them as Ramping Fumitory (Fumaria muralis), Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and Red Campion (Silene dioica).

Anyway how did you use that beautiful sunny weekend? Any new places to recommend? If so let us all know in the comments, many thanks!

flowers at inglenook

bee decoration

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