Formby Asparagus Project

A group of workers from Aindows asparagus farm Formby

A group of workers from Aindows asparagus farm Formby

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.

Oral history

Jimmy Lowe - The Asparagus King © National Trust

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!

Read all about it!

View of a Formby’s asparagus field © National Trust

Find out about the latest news and developments of the Formby Asparagus Project.

The new walk along the Asparagus route in Formby 

The new walk along the Asparagus route in Formby

Asparagus walk

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.

We have put temporary information boards along the walk giving information from our oral history programme. We look forward to any constructive comments on how these boards can be improved before the final boards are in place.

Formby asparagus spears © National Trust

Formby asparagus spears

Find out more

Have you been inspired? Email Andrew for more information on the project or if you are interested in one of the roles above.

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