Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Works to restore the glasshouses at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden are now practically complete. The £1M Heritage Lottery Funded project aimed to restore the original Victorian structures to their former glory with replication of the original Foster and Pearson timber-framed and cast-iron structure with retention of the original building fabric where possible.

I first visited the site back in October 2011 when the glasshouses were in a desperately poor condition...

Working with architect's Lloyd Evans Prichard and contractor Lambert Walker, the buildings have been faithfully restored with materials and construction methods true to the original design. The buildings are due to re-open to the public in the near future with working glasshouses for plant propagation and displays, a cafe and education facilities.

Further information can be found on the Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden website at