Award-winning asparagus has been grown in Formby’s sand dunes by local farmers since the 1800s. Around 200 acres were levelled by hand to create the fields and 10 acres of the site are still used to grow asparagus today.
The Formby Asparagus Project aims to increase awareness for the heritage of this delicious delicacy.
Share your memories about Formby asparagus and why it's special to you. A favourite recipe, a poem, a past memory of the asparagus farms or why you think Formby asparagus is the best! Andrew would love to hear from you.
The asparagus trail paths are completed and provide a beautiful walk on the levelled asparagus landscape of approximately one and a half miles, suitable for all abilities. Simon Archer our wood sculpture has produced giant asparagus spears and will produce seating and benches, just perfect for your picnic. This is a beautiful walk which by Easter this year will include additional interpretation and activities including a children’s trail.
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Why not enjoy our Asparagus Trail and see the Asparagus based sculptures by Simon Archer.