Park & Gardens

Project Update

The renovation of Cannon Hall Parks and Gardens is about to begin!

We are really excited to announce that the desilting of the lakes is about to start soon, we have appointed a Wakefield Company Ebsford Environmental Ltd, and their work programme shows them starting on the top lake first just after Easter, there will be vegetation clearance along the lake edges between now and Easter. This means the footpaths into Cannon Hall Park from Cawthorne, Cawthorne Cricket Ground will remain open for the foreseeable future, however the path off Barkhouse Lane (South of the lakes) will be closed as soon as contractors are onsite. You are still welcome to access areas of the park and gardens not under construction via Bark House Lane car park as usual.

Please check our website nearer the time for exact dates of closures, or contact Sharon Sutton Tel: 01226 772002 or 773165

We thank you for your understanding and patience

 

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens is an idyllic place for a relaxing walk, family outing or picnic. The Park is an ideal place to explore with children, with acres of grassland that are perfect for games.

Adjacent to Cannon Hall is the historic walled garden, home to one of the most extensive collections of pear trees in the North of England. A magnificent greenhouse is home to the 200 year old Cannon Hall grape vine, the descendents of which are used to produce fine Australian wine today. Visitors will also discover the remains of the Pinery – a greenhouse built in the 1700’s which was designed specifically to grow pineapples and exotic fruit.

Deeper in the landscaped gardens is Fairyland, a beautiful and tranquil hideaway. Built in the 1870’s this whimsical garden features arches and pillars built from stone taken from the ruins of local churches surrounding a relaxing pond area.

There is a wide range of family friendly activities available at Cannon Hall Park and Gardens including orienteering and garden trails and tours. Please contact Cannon Hall on 01226 772002 or email cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk for more information.