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Restored historic garden unveiled
Rydal Hall
The gardens were created in 1909. Photo: VisitCumbria
A 100-year-old garden restored to its former glory is being officially unveiled at a ceremony on Sunday.

Designer Thomas Mawson created the formal gardens at Rydal Hall, near Ambleside, Cumbria, in 1909.

But in recent years, some of the architectural features such as walls, terraces and steps have suffered from the weather and deterioration.

English Heritage awarded a 15,000 grant and funding has come from other sources to restore the garden.

Other funding partners for the restoration project included the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Diocese of Carlisle, the hall's current owner.




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