CANNON Hall Museum opened its first ever outdoor exhibition on Friday (Aug 28) as the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year touring exhibition arrives in Barnsley.

 

The exhibition, named Thirteen, will show off detailed close-ups of horticulture, with hand-picked pieces from a selection of award-winning entries.

 

The pictures will be on display until October 22 on the walled gardens of the Georgian country house and with the recent renovations to the outside spaces of the museum, the exhibition will be the first time the new-look gardens will be seen by the public.

 

One of the photographs will also be on display in the grounds of Wentworth Castle Gardens – a partner of Barnsley Museums and Barnsley Council.

 

There will also be an internal display ‘Beautiful Barnsley’ which is open from September 21 following the museum’s reopening on September 8.

 

Both exhibitions are free to enter with donations welcome to the Barnsley Museums Heritage Trust.

 

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: “The outside spaces at Cannon Hall have been incredibly important to people of the borough over the past few months, offering moments of relaxation and reflection.

 

“Now more than ever it is wonderful that the museum can use their gardens and parklands to offer people an enjoyable and safe experience.

 

“There is no better exhibition to do this than with the International Garden Photographer of the Year touring exhibition which celebrates horticulture and the natural environment.

 

“This combined with the reopening of the historical walled gardens will make it a truly spectacular event.”