A new pergola for the Gardens

If you know the Burnley Gardens, you will know that a wisteria-covered timber pergola has run along beside the Sunken Garden for many years.

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The Wisteria Walk in spring, 2014

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The Wisteria Walk in Summer

Because the timber was beginning to decay, the pergola was reaching the end of its useful life.

Thanks to the Friends, funds have been made available to replace the pergola, and the work has started. This is a major project, and is very exciting.

This area of the gardens will be transformed!

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Removing the old posts.

It didn’t take long for the old pergola to be demolished. The cleared site looked very bare, but the workmen quickly swung into action, digging the holes for the new posts.

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The site cleared, the alignment of the new structure was marked out.

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Digging the holes for the new posts.

We will tell the full story when the new pergola is completed. Watch this space!