Originally the lawn at the rear of Park End was levelled to create a tennis court as tennis had become fashionable at all the big houses in the neighbourhood
The Lord of the Manor, John Cook kindly donated rose bushes which were named in memory of P.C. Barker who lost his life during the floods of 2009. Unfortunately, the rose bed acquired some kind of blight and the remaining roses had to be removed and were planted in Vulcans Park. We have repurposed the rose bed with a rockery, which is now quite an imposing feature in the gardens.
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 artifacts of historical interest are to be found there.