VISITORS to a popular stately home will get to enjoy the newly renovated gardens after restoration works came to an end.

The parkland at Cannon Hall has been taken back to its former glory thanks to a £3.8m grant from the Parks for People refurbishment programme which was funded by the Heritage and Big Lottery Fund.

The cash injection allowed the lakes to be de-silted, the outside of the buildings to be renovated and the landscape to be improved.

During the works the ice house and midden were also rediscovered and will be available for visitors to view.

A spokesperson for Cannon Hall said: “We are very excited about many of the extra improvements we’ve achieved such as the DeMorgan Discovery family area which now extends down into the parkland to the play area, the replacement glass structures on the north range and enhanced planting in the walled garden, the extra wildflower meadows in the parkland and the work behind the scenes to increase volunteer participation.

“You can now experience and enjoy these new vistas, visit once hidden treasures, discover new experiences, rediscover memories of the past and make new memories of your own.”