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The Blackden Trust celebrates the crafts and skills that have created a unique heritage on a small parcel of land at the heart of Blackden.

Discover and enjoy artefacts from its ten thousand years of history, the architecture of two timber-framed houses, and the countless stories of the people who have lived and worked here, and who make the atmosphere of the place so vibrant today.

What's on next

Saturday 4th October, 2014
The Herb Society North West Group Workshop
The Herb Garden in Autumn
The afternoon will start with a short talk. This will be followed by workshops on how to prepare the garden for winter and also on what seeds to sow and cuttings to take now so that they will be ready to plant next spring. These practical sessions will ensure that everyone will have seeds and cuttings to take away.

Wednesday 8th October, 2014
Conducted Tour
The Old Medicine House and Garden Fee: £7.50 includes tea and cake
The Old Medicine House at Blackden is a Tudor, timber-framed building which was moved from Staffordshire in 1970 by Alan Garner and his wife Griselda, to extend an existing house. The tourincludes a walk round the garden (weather permitting), with its herb beds and collection of prize-winning gooseberry trees, a display of artefacts illustrating the ten thousand years occupation of the site and a tour of The Old Medicine House itself. You will hear stories of the place and of the people who have lived in this patch of Blackden. In our shop, you will be able to buy replica ceramics based on sherds of pottery found in the garden and surrounding fields, and books by writers associated with Blackden.