Park & Gardens

Parks for People Project Update

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens has secured earmarked funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for major improvements and conservation work around the gardens and park, including the restoration of Cannon Hall's Georgian lakes.

The renovation of Cannon Hall Parks and Gardens is well under way!

We are really excited to announce that the desilting of the lakes has been completed, the vegetation is growing back and the wildlife are enjoying their newly refurbished home.

Landscaping – The contractors are due on site in June for up to a year, there will be drainage works to help with the boggy areas, and a new path will be put in from the car park all the way along the north side of the lakes to the East of the park to connect with the path from Cawthorne, the existing paths will be repaired, there will be tree removal, and the overgrown area around the back of the deer shelter will be redesigned to allow access. The pleasure grounds (Fairyland) will have new paths and planting, and access made easier into the plunge pool area.


Walled Garden – The long pond and pergola will be removed and a new circular pond installed, the glass houses will be made safe and remedial repairs carried out, there will be a new paved area as you enter the garden to sit and relax, the planting will be improved and the fruit trees pruned, the walls around the garden will be pointed and minor repairs made.


Buildings - The building renovation work will see repairs made to the deer shelter, ice house, pinery and midden, the biggest change will be seen in the walled garden to the three cottages, two cottages which are in the stable courtyard are to be renovated into homes, the third gardeners cottage in the walled garden will be renovated into a volunteer hub, incorporating a shop and meeting area for our growing numbers of volunteers.


There will be a lot happening throughout 2019 so there will be disruption to access some parts of the parkland and gardens at times.


The park and museum will be open as usual so you can still visit and have a great day out, check out our What’s On brochure, facebook and website for other exciting events and exhibitions.


Volunteering - Looking for an opportunity to get involved with our exciting Parks for People project, meet new people, share your knowledge, learn new things or just get outside for a bit of fresh air?  You can take part in our volunteering programme every Monday and Thursday starting at 10.00am.

You are still welcome to access areas of the park and gardens not under construction via Bark House Lane car park as usual.

To get involved and find out more call  01226 773165 to speak to Sharon Sutton the Project Manager or the main Cannon Hall number 01226 772002. Email us: