A RECREATED formal garden at Oakwell Hall Country Park, Birstall, is to be officially opened on Sunday, August 15 by BBC Radio Leeds gardening expert Joe Maiden.
Backbreaking clearing, digging and planting has been going on since January to recreate the garden as it would have been in the 17th century.
Designs and plants appropriate to that period have been used in the project funded by the Friends of Oakwell through a £7,000 grant awarded by the conservation group BTCV.
While most of the planting has now been completed, there is still work to be done in some of the already established borders, on the footpaths and with the stonework.
Head ranger Richard Aspinall said: "There were times when I was worried that we had bitten off too much.
"But I see how much we have achieved and I feel privileged and honoured to have been able to do this."
On the day , the garden will be open to the public from 11am .
A display about the scheme will be on view on the lawn between the garden and the hall.
It has been put together by Beatrice Myers, one of the Friends of Oakwell.