The Mount restoration projectPublished Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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 has been restored. A £2.4m project with grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to transform the landward side including pavilion, rose garden and gate lodge, is expected to start in September 2019.
In preparation for the restoration work, a number of trees are going to be felled on 25 February. We’re doing this work before the bird nesting season begins in March and in preparation for work to construct a new sub-station and the main restoration which is scheduled to start in September.
- In order to restore the lodge and use it on a regular basis we will relocate the sub-station. In the Mary Hope Garden sycamores will be removed to accommodate the new sub-station. A sycamores growing against the existing sub-station will be removed so that the structure can be demolished and Rowans on the bank of the Mary Hope Garden will also be removed to accommodate improved planting when the garden is revamped.
- The large Poplar to the west of the pavilion is structurally declining. This tree is being removed before it becomes dangerous.
As part of the restoration work we will be planting new trees and improving the areas of ornamental planting to benefit wildlife and the enjoyment of visitors.
If you have any queries about the work or would like to know more about the project please contact our parks team on 01253 887612 or by email at email@example.com