Woodland Trust's Hackfall garden scoops top conservation prize at 2011 Europa Nostra Awards.

The 18th century woodland garden near Ripon beat 31 other entrants to become the only UK winner in the conservation category taking the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage.

Hackfall garden - image: WTPL/ David Rodway
Hackfall garden - image: WTPL/ David Rodway

Hackfall garden was recognised for the £1m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) backed restoration. The five-year programme of work saw ponds, pathways, cascades, weirs and follies restored by a team of landscape architects, ecologists and hydrologists.

Woodland Trust officer Paul Mosley said:

"To receive such high profile recognition for the work that has taken place at Hackfall is rewarding for all the parties involved. We're grateful to all the funders, professionals and volunteers that have given their time and money to turn Hackfall into something truly special."


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