The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club has a gardener who is not one to let the grass grow under his feet. But when it comes to herbs he is more than happy to help them flourish which is why planting is now taking place in readiness for a busy summer of events at the venue.
Last year the Point was awarded Gold Level from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, a national sustainable tourism certification scheme, and The Point’s Green Team continue to ensure that the venue’s environmental mission continues.
Shortly after the award and to continue with the ‘green theme’ gardener Ronnie Jackson transformed land adjacent to the cricket club’s practise nets into a herb and vegetable garden. The garden, which has bloomed under Ronnie’s supervision, is now in the process of new produce being planted to be used by The Point’s catering team.
Peter Ash, sales manager at The Point says: “We are committed to minimising any adverse impact on the environment and our venue has many features incorporated to assist us in that aim. These include rainwater harvesting, solar panels and environmental conditioning to name but a few.
Peter adds: “Produce from the garden, which our chefs are able to pick on a daily basis, is another opportunity for us to promote the green message.”
Prior to taking charge of the herb garden, Ronnie, who has worked for the club for 15 years, grew the majority of the flowers for the beds and hanging baskets at the ground.