Walton Lea - a growing centre
Walton Lea is a busy place! We provide work experience and learning for people
with learning difficulties in a beautiful Victorian walled garden near Warrington.
The charity started in 1997 with just 7 people. Today we have grown and have
70 people (across both our sites) who regularly attend at least once a week.
- We grow fruit, vegetables and plants for sale.
- Our shop and the garden itself are open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9.00 - 4.00pm. There is no charge for entry.
- We are now open throughout late spring and summer at weekends!
- We make a range of wooden items - planters, bird feeders, bug boxes and bird boxes.
- We make a wide range of craft items.
- We help people learn and develop life, social and work skills.
- Our bright red van operates a mobile shop which takes fruit and vegetables to people in our local area who find shopping difficult such as those in sheltered housing schemes.
- We work with local schools to improve their outdoor environment.
- We do regular sales at local businesses including Appsense and O2.
- We run farmers markets at both Stockton Heath and Norton Priory with other local producers.
- We run workshops and learning opportunities for the public and the wider community.
At the Walton Lea Project we aim to improve the self esteem and status of adults with learning difficulties and helping them to play a full part in the local community.