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Gardens in or near Blackburn

The Lancashire town of Blackburn has a lot to offer the visitor including an international standard ice rink, a museum and art gallery an indoor market with over 300 stalls,plus a magnificent anglican cathedral. Within a short distance from the town centre is West Pennine Moors an attractive area of moorland with valleys, reservoirs, and farmland. Gardens in or near Blackburn The Ridges are listed below.
1 Result In Or Near Blackburn
8.6 miles from the centre of Blackburn
“The Ridges”, built in the late 1700' s by local landowners the Standish-Langtree family, has had only a handful of owners since then. In1880 the house and land was bought by John Haslem Gillett, a wealthy cotton mill owner with many mills around Lancashire. The surrounding six acres of land was developed into a walled kitchen garden planted with fruit trees, and the rest was developed into landscaped gardens, lawns, glades,including many different species of rhododendrons, and woodlands. Th...
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