Originally the lawn at the rear of Park End was levelled to create a tennis court for it had become fashionable at all the big houses in the neighbourhood.
The Lord of the Manor, John Cook, kindly donated rose bushes which have been named in memory of P.C. Barker who lost his life during the floods of 2009.
The gardens have received many awards from Cumbria in Bloom and our volunteers are constantly striving to improve them. The museum spills out into the gardens as many artefacts of historical interest are to be found there.
Plans are currently being discussed with Allerdale Borough Council for a garden room to be erected on the north side of the building which will overlook the garden and will provide a lovely light room for functions in the museum.