A £5m scheme to restore and redevelop the grounds of a Wiltshire country park has been given the go-ahead.
Lydiard Country Park in Swindon is expected to get an ornamental garden and large lake, thanks to money from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The council-owned country house has already been restored, with historic furniture and pictures.
A grant of £430,000 for design and survey work is now being provided by the Fund.
The council will then apply for a further £3m in 2005.
Mike Bawden, leader of Swindon Borough Council, said: "Lydiard is one of Swindon's historical jewels and a much loved public amenity.
"With this funding we can look forward to restoring it to its former glory for the whole community to enjoy."