Walton Herbs is tucked away in a garden at the bottom of Oakenshaw Lane, a boundary road of the pretty village of Walton, just south of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. We’re proud of our comprehensive stock of herbs – to tempt all levels and types of interest.
We have a car park for customers and vehicular access is easy – we’re just a short ten minute drive from junction 39 of the M1 and also easy to access via bus/metro with a bus stop just two minutes away from our shop, and a footpath from Sandal/Agbrigg Railway Station just a two minute walk from our shop door. Cyclists are welcome.
Shop Opening Times: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10.30am to 5pm. Closed for deep cleaning to Thursday 24 September
We share premises with Books on the Lane, which operates throughout the year with a substantial range of titles specialising in nature writing, plus fiction, flora, gardening, children’s, travel, food and drink. Also available are small gift items, gift cards, wrapping paper, cake and coffee.
Profit from both shops funds The Yorkshire Live Music Project CIC, of which they are a trading arm. YLMP provides financial support for youth music in Yorkshire – 2020 Barnsley Youth Choir.
The Little Gallery
Our exhibitions change on a monthly basis.
“These small works – oil on panel – started as a symbol – an empty chair in memory of my Father. Later they involved different types of chairs and a greater concern for colour, taking on a life of their own.
“They have undergone total reworking in thicker, brighter paint, and, although they are part of a series, they stand as individual entities.”
About The Yorkshire Live Music Project Community Interest Company.
We are a small, but we hope significant, organisation, and we have been supporting, promoting and enabling youth music, and live classical and jazz music, in Yorkshire since 2009.
From profit at Walton Herbs and Books on the Lane, we provide an annual donation to a youth music organisation based in Yorkshire – 2017 Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra, 2018 York Jazz Initiative, 2019 Crofton Silver Band Junior Band, 2020 Barnsley Youth Choir. For the purposes of our financial support we define our community as live classical and jazz music practitioners mainly working in Yorkshire.
Between 2009 and 2016 YLMP provided showcase performance opportunities for young professionals and established international musicians at a wide range of venues across the region, including The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Square Chapel Halifax, St Paul’s Walton, Wakefield Cathedral, The Hepworth Wakefield, Kirkhamgate Village Hall. We were proud to promote and present live events from The Endellion String Quartet, Ligeti Quartet, Elysian Quartet, vocal trio Juice, jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, Roller Trio, and many more.
As social enterprise promoters, we generated audiences of around 10,000 people of all ages and levels of interest, but in 2016, due to overwhelming marketing, we decided our purpose was better served direct funding to youth music organisations based in Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Live Music Project CIC, reg England no. 09160989.