The original pergola
If you know the Burnley Gardens, you will know that a wisteria-covered timber pergola has stood beside the Sunken Garden for many years.
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 is almost completed. This is a major project, and is very exciting.
This area of the gardens will be transformed!
Removing the old structure
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.
At last the new pergola takes shape
With the new double posts in place, and the concrete dry, the first hoop of the new arched top is attached.
A first look at the finished structure
Imagine this beautiful pergola in spring, hung with wisteria blossom!