Welcome to LionMouth.....
Due to the corona virus the LionMouth Rural Centre (CIC) is currently closed to the public and to day care service users.
Staff are on site every day managing the demonstration gardens, woodland walkways, plant nursery, bees and hens.
We are also keeping in touch with our day care service users by phone and mail and sending them out regular updates and activities.
WHAT ABOUT THE PLANTS?
During the Covid-19 lockdown we will be offering a delivery or pick up at the gate service. Have a look at our plant list (drop down from Horticulture heading). Please get in touch with us to place your order (either by phone, text, messenger or email...you can write to us as well if you really want to).
Payment can be made through a bank transfer if you use internet banking, otherwise we ask for the correct cash to be placed in an envelope and exchanged upon delivery of plants (into the big orange bucket).
There is a £5 delivery charge for orders under £40, and we will cover an approximate distance of 10 miles from Durham/ LionMouth.
Please be patient as we are outside looking after the site, livestock and plants and may miss a phone call or be a little while getting back to you...but we will.
We will of course take all precautions necessary to prevent the spread of the virus.
LionMouth Rural Centre is a non profit community organisation (CIC) which promotes wellbeing of the vulnerable in our community through the provision of practical and creative activities.
What is LionMouth.......?
LionMouth Rural Centre sits in seven acres of land bounded by the river Deerness to the South and the Deerness Valley Walkway to the North. The mixed woodland hides deer, otters, kingfishers and a wide variety of interesting wildlife. There are walkways through the woods, as well links to many established walking and cycling routes. We have an ancient meadow upon which our bees start their pollen collecting journeys, and a wild meadow down by the river which we can be used for events, camping, and outdoor workshops.
On our top terraces we have a retro chic tea rooms which serves home-made food from produce sourced from local suppliers. The plant nursery sells hardy perennials, herbs and shrubs all propagated on site within our fully functioning horticultural unit. We have a large, well equipped Art room and a separate pottery unit. Our workshop is where old unwanted pieces of wood get upcycled into funky furniture, 'useful' things and art work.
See whats happening at the Lionmouth Blog page.......