Bretherton is a finalist in the 2011 Championship Class of the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition.
BRETHERTON GARDENS OPEN FOR CHARITY IN 2011
A group of gardens spread across the village opens each year for the National Gardens Scheme (the Yellow Book) in aid of well-known national charities such as Macmillan, Marie Curie, Help the Hospices, Crossroads - Caring for Carers. This year, 20% of funds raised are being donated direct to Queeenscourt Hospice in Southport. The three open days held so far this year have raised a total of £2750.
The gardens will be open for the last time this season on Sunday 4 September from 12 noon to 5 pm, combined admission £4, children free. Home-made teas will be available at the Congregational Schoolroom, and yellow direction signs will guide visitors to the gardens.
For more information visit www.ngs.org.uk and search for Bretherton, or for postcode PR26 9AN, or telephone 01772 600896.