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We’re consulting with residents to find out if the proposals for the restoration of the garden and programme of activities will meet needs and expectations of the community.
Reviving the mount
Discover the live restoration project
With superb views, reaching as far as the Lake District on a clear day, the Mount is the perfect place to sit and admire the vast beauty of the North West coastline. When the conditions are right, usually close to sunset on a summer night, you can see the hills of the Isle of Man approximately 60 miles away across the Irish Sea.
This iconic landmark is undergoing a revival as we take the landscape back to its original 19th century design.
Thanks to a generous £1m donation from Mrs Doreen Lofthouse, the seaward side of The Mount’s Grade II registered gardens are being restored, starting with bringing back the railings that topped the esplanade wall. At the same time the shelters will be restored, pathways repaired and resurfaced and heritage benches added.
An initial bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund has also been submitted for money to transform the landward side including pavilion, rose garden and gate lodge, with a decision expected early next year.
Designed by eminent architect Decimus Burton in the 1800s and built on an extensive rabbit warren, The Mount was the centre point of Fleetwood with the streets of the town radiating out from it. Read more about the history of The Mount
The aim is to get people to fall in love with the Mount all over again and re-establish it as a base for events and leisure time.
Restoration work will complete in summer 2016. The gardens remain open to the public throughout.
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