PARCEVALL Hall Gardens at Skyreholme, Appletreewick are to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday) following the relaxing of coronavirus restrictions.

The gardens did not open as usual in April because of the pandemic, but are now ready to welcome visitors again, with social distancing measures in place.

Visitors will have to pay the admission fee by card only, reception staff will be wearing personal protection equipment and will direct people to the parking areas. The tea room will be closed, but picnics are allowed - with people being asked to make sure they clean up after themselves. Public toilets will be available, and will be cleaned regularly.

People are being warned the gardens could be closed, if they reach maximum capacity, and updates will be posted on the garden’s Facebook page.

A spokesperson said: “Parcevall’s head gardener, Phill Nelson and his team, have been working hard to ensure that everything is in order so as to guarantee a safe visitor experience for all, and so with that in mind certain restrictions have been set in place.

“For visitors well being we would ask that social distancing guidelines are adhered to throughout the gardens and in particular within the toilet area.

“During what are still difficult times until Covid-19 is finally eradicated, Parcevall Hall Gardens will endeavour to make each visitor experience an enjoyable one, where the peaceful atmosphere and beauty of the gardens and surrounds may be enjoyed to the full.

“As the gardens will be operating on a maximum capacity basis, at times it could be possible that they may become full. With this in mind whenever possible, regular updates will be posted on our Facebook page, or with the garden office on 01756 720311.”

The gardens will be open every day from 10am to 4pm until the end of October. Gates are closed at 5.30pm. Admission, £7 for adults and £6 concessions