Kirklees museums strike gold

Red House Gardens

Gold Yorkshire in Bloom

Oakwell Hall Country Park and Red House Museum have both struck gold with Yorkshire in Bloom.

 

And Oakwell also won the Yorkshire Rose public park award to add to the collection.

 

Judges praised the sites for their gardens, the community use and the wide range of activities on offer.

 

They said Oakwell was “a wonderful site has so much to offer and is clearly well used by the local community and visitors from further afield”.

 

And Red House was praised for having “a little gem of a garden”. It is part of the Red House Museum site run by Kirklees Museums and Galleries Service. The house was originally built in 1660. It is more famous for its links to Charlotte Bronte who featured the house in her novel, Shirley.

 

Yorkshire in Bloom is a charity and our regional body representing the Britain in Bloom campaign.

 

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