Waterfall at famous gardens reactivated

Garden and greenhouse owners who love water features may be interested in a restoration project which has recently been completed in Yorkshire.

The waterfall at the beautiful Parcevall Hall formal and woodland gardens took three years to revamp and is now working again after a 30-year hiatus, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) reported.

First created by Northern Horticultural Society founding member and director Sir William Milner, the water feature was built by damming a beck which flowed through the nearby fields.

However, it dried out in the 1970s after the dam sprung a leak and was not rebuilt until 2007, when a new dam was put in place.

It has taken three years and the help of local dry stone waller Philip Dolphin to recreate the original waterfall at the 9.7-hectare site.

Sir William, who passed away 50 years ago, was pivotal in the creation of what eventually became RHS Garden Harlow Carr – one of the top horticultural sites in the country.

In other news, the RHS recently published the latest edition of its Encyclopaedia of Plants and Flowers.