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Historic Garden Restoration 2

Raking out of weathered mortar joints and re pointing in

lime mortar

A recent project we have been working on is the restoration of the Hydrangea Garden at Darley Park in Derby.

Possibly the remnants of a walled garden linked to the Evans family mansion that was knocked down in 1962 (the Evans family having founded the cotton mills at Darley Abbey) or the formal gardens of a 12th century monastery that stood in Darley Park, our project began with the raking out of all weathered lime mortar on the perimeter walls of the hydrangea garden. This procedure is done by hand and carefully restored by repointing in lime mortar once new bricks had been installed to replace those damaged and weathered; more to come on brick replacement in the following post.

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