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 to Saturdays 10.30am to 5pm
We share premises with Books on the Lane, which operates throughout the year with a substantial range of titles specialising in nature writing, flora, gardening and children’s nature books. Also available are small gift items, gift cards and wrapping paper.
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. (The Yorkshire Live Music Project CIC, reg England no. 09160989) 2020 Barnsley Youth Choir
The Little Gallery
We display work by a different artist each month. If you would like to have your work shown, or know someone who would, please do not hesitate to have a chat with us here in the shop. Our aim is to provide a window for work by Yorkshire based artists. We politely request the work is linked to nature.
Zoë Carlon Garden Paintings
Unable to access her studio during lockdown, Zoë began to work outside, creating observational paintings in response to her immediate surroundings. This change in environment led to an increasingly more gestural, instinctive process, wherein mark-making and colour take precedence and the paintings begin to hover on the edge of abstraction. This new series of garden paintings, created in situ within the Walton Herbs garden, captures and celebrates the joy of the summer garden.
Zoë studied at the University of Leeds and the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include:
2019 Club Editions – Index Festival, Leeds
2019 Opening Exhibition – Cole’s Gallery, Kirkgate Market, Leeds
2019 The Art House Micro-Commissions – The Art House, Wakefield
2018 The Near and Elsewhere – Calver Gallery, South Square Centre, Bradford
2018 Paintings and Drawings – Emmaus Rooms, St Helen’s Church, Wakefield
2018 Art on a Postcard – Hepatitis C Trust Fundraising Exhibition, Devonshire House, London
2018 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – London
2017 Post – WE ARE Projects Wakefield, part of Art Walk Wakefield
2017 Graduate Residency Show – The Art House, Wakefield
2017 The FUAM Graduate Art Prize – The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds
Zoë is based at The Art House Wakefield. Further work can be found at zoecarlon.co.uk
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 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 costs and shortfalls in public spending, we decided our purpose was better served direct funding to youth music organisations based in Yorkshire.