Topseal sponsor Rivington conservation project

Topseal sponsor Rivington conservation project

We are proud to contribute to this wonderful conservation project and play our part in bringing this historical landmark back to life. Rivington Terraced Gardens were built in the early 1900s and is a truly magical place of hidden paths, caves, structures and lakes covering an area of roughly 45 acres of hillside.

The Rivington Heritage Trust, along with other conservation teams, are taking on the huge task of revitalising and conserving the Rivington Terraced Gardens. They won’t be trying to restore the Gardens to their original plans – this would be far too costly both to create and maintain. One part of this mammoth conservation project is to breath new life into the 11 Grade II listed structures on the site including the Pigeon Tower, the Seven Arch Bridge and the five summerhouses. Another is to drain, de-silt and then re-line both the Italian and Japanese lakes.

As the conservation project progresses, and more shrubs, self-seeded trees and mud are cleared away, the original shape of Lord Leverhulme’s garden is becoming more visible. New paths are being discovered, new stairways uncovered, and visitors to the gardens are beginning to see how it once might have been. There is nowhere else like it on Earth. With iconic structures like the Pigeon Tower, the Seven Arch Bridge and the Loggia, not to mention the Pulham rock faces around the pathways and Lakes – the Italian lake and the beautiful Japanese lake which was once looked upon from glamorous oriental pagoda-style tea houses – the Gardens are truly unique.

You can support this amazing cause by visiting their website, facebook page or making a donation.

If you’re looking to conserve your own property with a Topseal GRP roof then contact us today!

 

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