Our artefact this week is the biggest one we have here at Burnby Hall Gardens, the Upper and Lower Lakes. For today’s visitor, these provide a beautiful location to walk around and to enjoy the Gardens.
Our younger visitors love to feed the ever-hungry carp and roach, and the Hardy Water lilies, when in full bloom between June and August, are a joy to behold.
Interestingly though, the lakes were not originally intended for an ornamental purpose. They were actually designed and built for use by Major Percy Stewart as a location for his fishing.
Full feature in this Thursday’s paper (30 January).