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Water Feature helps win European award

Water Feature helps win European award
Category: Water Features
Posted: 27/04/2011 02:57
Synopsis: A 17th Century garden which includes water features has won a European award for conservation.

A 17th Century garden which includes water features has won a European award for conservation.

The garden in Grewelthorpe, Hackfall woods won a Europa Nostra Cultrual Heritage award after £1m was spent on restoration by the owners The Woodland Trust with help from the Heritage Lottery fund. The highly competitive category was fought by gardens in 31 countries, Grewelthorpe being the only UK entry.

The public haven’t been able to enjoy the stunning gardens for 200 years until now, after the five year restoration project completed, and the gates open for the first time, allowing visitors to enjoy Grewelthorpes castle, follies and water features.

Paul Mosley from the Woodland Trust told the Ripon Gazette:

“To receive such high profile recognition for the work at Hackfall is rewarding for all the parties involved. We’re grateful to all the funders, professionals and volunteers who have given their time and money to turn Hackfall into something truly special.”

The European award and prize will be presented to The Woodland Trust and Hackfall Trust at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam in early June.

Renovating overgrown gardens by adding plants and water features gives visitors the ability to see wildlife that they would usually only see on the TV. The Star newspaper recently advised that a disabled Rotherham teenager is now able to feed his fish in his own garden pond by hand. The teenager who has cerebral palsy is over the moon now the water feature has been renovated.

Posted by Nikki Gee

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