FUTURE PLANS

Recently we have completed:

  • Reopening of the North Drive and installation of a new gate at the North Lodge.
  • Planting broad-leaved limes outside the exisiting lime avenue as the next generation of avenue trees in the Park.
  • Replacement of urns at the cascade ponds (copied from those at the Parterre).
  • Relining of the T-Pond with 3,300 tons of clay, in order to restore its waterproofing.
  • Archaeological investigation of the Queen's Hollow and the former cascade to the Parterre.
  • Geophysical survey of the bridges and former haha on the Broadwalk.
  • Rebuilding and repointing the garden haha wall.
  • Replacement of the 'White Gate' entrance on the South Drive into Black Fen.
  • Updating the landscape conservation & management plan.
  • Restoring the parterre cascade and pond on the garden front of the House
  • Resurfacing the broadwalk (main axis of the landscape from the Chapel to the Obelisk)

Currently we are undertaking:

  • Opening-up the overgrown rides in Black Fen and restoration of their drainage
  • Replacing the Versailles boxes on the garden front of the House

The Geography Department at Leeds University carried out a feasibility study for the restoration of Bramham's water features.  It was in two parts, which you can download here, Ground Penetrating Radar Survey and Hydrological Instrumentation and Operation of the water features, water availability and potential for restoration

Our future plans include:

  • Refloating the Queen's Hollow and restoration of the cascade connecting it to the newly retored parterre cascade and pond on the garden front of the House.
  • Devising and laying out a new decorative scheme for the parterre.
  • Restoration of the cascade and ponds in the valley below the Obelisk Pond.
  • Restoration of the interior of the Round House.
  • Restoration of the Gothic Temple.
  • Restoration of the Whittle Car Grotto, where the T-Pond spring emerges.
  • Museum Temple Under Restoration

    Museum Temple Under Restoration

  • Restored Museum Temple

    Restored Museum Temple

  • Restored Museum Temple

    Restored Museum Temple

  • Ride Clearance Near the Obelisk

    Ride Clearance Near the Obelisk

  • Clearing Stone Culverts

    Clearing Stone Culverts

  • Evening Light in the Park Looking to North Drive

    Evening Light in the Park Looking to North Drive

  • Leaking T-Pond

    Leaking T-Pond

  • T-Pond Base Reprofiling

    T-Pond Base Reprofiling

  • T-Pond Relined in Clay

    T-Pond Relined in Clay

  • T-Pond Refilled

    T-Pond Refilled

  • Flooded Parterre Pond

    Flooded Parterre Pond

  • Cascade Excavation 1989

    Cascade Excavation 1989

  • Old Beech - the Broadwalk

    Old Beech - the Broadwalk

  • Grotto, Whittle Car

    Grotto, Whittle Car

  • New Broadwalk Avenue Marked Out

    New Broadwalk Avenue Marked Out

  • Planting Broadwalk Avenue

    Planting Broadwalk Avenue

  • Round House Roof Repair

    Round House Roof Repair