A GARDEN party is being held for mums as the walled garden reopens for a new season at Runcorn’s ancient Norton Priory.

The special event hopes to encourage families to celebrate Mother’s Day by making a special visit.

Learning and community manager Susan Humphreys said: “The reopening of the Walled Garden is always a lovely moment, but this year the icing on the cake is that it falls on Mother’s Day.

“We thought cupcake decorating would be a sweet way to learn a new craft, and then families can spoil mum further with tea and cake and a plant to take home.”

The trees are in blossom and the volunteers and gardeners have been working hard to ensure the much-loved garden is looking its best

Children will be able to enjoy garden games, learn fun crafts and explore a new butterfly trail.

A Mother’s Day menu will be served in the museum cafe.

With 900 years of history revealed in the museum and more than 40 acres of garden and woodland to explore, Norton Priory is a great day out for families.

Normal admission prices apply and under fives receive free entry.

For more information, call on 01928 569895 or e-mail info@nortonpriory.org or visit nortonpriory.org.