Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens secures funding for a blossoming new horticultural project

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens are delighted to announce that they have received £50,000 from the Wolfson Foundation to support a project that will support the fit out of an exciting new horticultural learning space in the walled gardens.

Although further funds are required before the work can be undertaken it is massive step forward in getting the project started.

The money secured will contribute towards the North Range Glass Restoration and Access Project and will help restore and transform a currently derelict building; bringing it back into use within the stunning historic estate.

As well as enabling access to the disused building allowing visitors to see it for the very first time the renovation will also provide a space for training young people, adults and families in horticultural topics linked to the heritage, art and landscape of Cannon Hall.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture) says:

The historic parklands of Cannon Hall are such a special place and hold wonderful memories for both local residents and visitors. This wonderful project would offer a space for people to learn new skills as well as more about the gardens and its history.  We would like to thanks the Wolfson Foundation for the funding which is a huge step forward in achieving this goal.