Newstead Abbey & Park

Newstead Abbey & Park

The Japanese Water Garden

This once beautiful water garden is another area of the park suffering from a lack of funds and maintenance.  It has lost its Japanese style of simplicity and has become far too overgrown with many of the stone and water features almost totally hidden from view.

The parks General Manager informs me that it would be pointless to restore the garden because access to repair the lake dam would destroy any work done.  

So, as the dam repairs will cost 'millions' that are not available unless a lottery grant can be secured, it looks like the Japanese Water Garden is doomed to more years of decline.

  Ray Teece  26-05-2007