• Step Inside Cusworth Hall’s Secret Garden this September

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    September 18, 2019
    A series of stunning murals within Cusworth Hall’s walled gardens will be on view to the public on Sunday 22 September during Cusworth Hall & Park’s Heritage Open Day.

    Scottish artist Bill Scott began work on the murals in 1991 and completed the series this summer.   The murals depict features of the walled gardens, including the bowling green, flower and vegetable gardens, greenhouses and orchards, as they would have looked in 1726. 

    This work is the most recent project to be funded by the Cusworth Hall Gardens Trust. The walled gardens are located within Cusworth Park and are owned by Doncaster Council.  Features of the gardens include the bowling pavilion which is one of the earliest in Yorkshire and was used by the Battie-Wrightson family of Cusworth.  

    The pavilion was extensively restored by Mr Gordon Smith in 1991.   Earlier this year Doncaster Council, in partnership with the Cusworth Hall Gardens Trust, undertook further essential repairs to the floor and the lower door which were required before the murals could be completed. 

    The walled gardens are not yet fully accessible to the public due to ongoing restoration work but Cusworth Hall & Park’s annual Heritage Open Day on Sunday 22 September opens up access to the gardens and the pavilion.  The Open Day is from 12pm until 4pm and access to the Walled Gardens is via Cusworth Park.  

    Councillor Ball said “Cusworth Hall and Park’s Open Day provides a fantastic opportunity to view Bill Scott’s stunning murals in what has been described as the most atmospheric part of Cusworth.”

    Since its formation the Trust has funded the relaying of the bowling green, the purchase of machinery and equipment, two apprenticeship posts and boundary fencing.
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