PLANS are under way to transform the garden at a Kirklees museum.
The garden at Oakwell Hall, Birstall, will be typical of those of the late 1600s, to be in keeping with the interior of the house.
Most of the plants are being removed to make way for a geometric design featuring period roses, box hedging, herbaceous plants, fruit trees and an avenue of lime trees.
As was the fashion then, planting will mostly be in precise patterns, incorporating a lot of gravel edging.
But there will also be areas of more informal design.
The work is being paid for by a £7,000 People and Places grant awarded to the Friends of Oakwell by the conservation group BTCV.
Much of the research into the design, types of plants and methods of planting has been carried out over the last 18 months by one of the Friends of Oakwell, Beatrice Myers.
The final design for the garden was by Helen Stuffins, landscape architect with Kirklees Council's property services, who also designed an early 19th-century garden at Red House Museum, Gomersal.
Oakwell head ranger Richard Aspinall, who is managing the project, said the finished scheme would be one of the region's best examples of a late 17th-century garden.
Birstall Luddites Rotary Club has given £1,000 to replace the sundial that was once a feature of the garden.
Although it will take a couple of years for some of the plants to mature, Mr Aspinall hopes the garden will be completed by the end of the summer.