Open day’s focus on garden work at Hall

Lytham Hall
Lytham Hall

Lytham Hall opens its doors this weekend to offer the public an insight into the first phase of its restoration.

Major landscape works have been underway in the grounds of the historic landmark since last autumn and an open day being held on Sunday will offer the chance to view and discuss plans for the on-going restoration of the gardens and parkland and see the success of the work so far.

The work is being spearheaded by the Heritage Trust North West (HTNW) and much of it is being undertaken by volunteers.

The first phase is focusing on the South Prospect Garden, The Mount, parts of South Wood and the reinstatement of the Italianate Garden.

Future work will include restoration of fencing, improvement of paths, laying of new ones and planting native trees and shrubs.

Sunday’s open day runs from 10am to 4pm and will be attended by Mayor of Fylde, Coun Heather Speak. The Hall itself will be open during the day and light refreshments will be available from its tearoom.

The project is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Fylde Council, Lancashire County Council and The Veolia Environmental Trust who have awarded a grant of £20,828 through the Landfill Communities Fund.

HTNW chief executive John Miller said: “The open day will be a great opportunity to enjoy a day outside and see the progress of the work, and also to find out about the many ways people can support this important project.

“We welcome any offers of support and will have an information and support desk in the Hall. It is going to be a great day and we encourage everyone with an interest in Lytham, its landscape and its history to come along.”