Repairing the road
Last year we had to temporarily close the road whilst we carried out assessments and surveys to assess the damage to the road and the surrounding area, as well as looking at various solutions to see how we could reopen the road.
Now, we are working with Patrick Parsons and Joyce Construction and Civils who will be carrying out the essential conservation work to the road and the surrounding landscape which will allow us to re-open this road, and keep it open for many more years to come.
Whilst we carry out this important conservation work, starting on 28 June, the Formal Garden road, car park and Wildlife Hide will be closed to both pedestrians and vehicles, including the Shuttle Bus. The Formal Garden itself is still open, and can be accessed via a 15-20 minute hilly walk through the Debdon Valley and the Pinetum. Unfortunately, there is no disabled access via this route due to the nature of the site. Please be aware this route is hilly in places with some steps.
To keep up to date with the project, check our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we will be posting regular updates as the work progresses.
Conducting this work means that we will be able to ensure better access to the Formal Gardens in the future. We thank you very much for your patience and support during this time.