Revamp for rock gardens to start

The rose garden at Ashton Gardens, St Annes.
The rose garden at Ashton Gardens, St Annes.
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WORK on a £25,000 renovation scheme for a rock and water garden will begin in the next two months.

Little work has been done on the feature, which forms part of the Grade II listed Ashton Gardens in St Annes, since it was constructed in 1925, and councillors on Fylde Council’s cabinet heard it is in very poor condition.

Council workmen are already working to improve the rose garden, and work to the rock and water garden, expected to begin in April, will further improve the park which has benefited from major Heritage Lottery Fund grants in recent years. The work, funded by the Fylde Local Strategic Partnership, includes relining the pond to raise water levels, raising the weirs, replacing rockwork and replanting.

Coun Sue Fazackerley said: “Generations of residents and tourists from across the nation have enjoyed Ashton Gardens. Improvements to the Rock and Water Garden and ongoing work on the Rose Garden will help restore it to its historic splendour.”

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