Greenhouse Restoration

There was good news and bad news when we came to restore the two greenhouses at Leonardslee. The good news being that the main structures were in pretty good shape. They were well-built and the aluminium frames have stood up to a long period of neglect; but now sadly derelict and missing a lot of the glazing.

Restoring the Gardens: A Labour of Love

Why do the ‘finest woodland gardens’ in England need restoring anyway?  

Many people are surprised that the 200 acre estate needs any restoration work. Don’t woodlands and lakes look after themselves?

No they don’t: not if the public are to have safe and convenient access; if you are to protect endangered wildlife; and comply with all the rules and regulations for Grade I Listed gardens.