THE Storey Gardens will re-open to the public for the first time in several years this summer.
Managers of the venue had originally intended to open up the gardens when the historic building re-opened as the Storey Creative Industries Centre in 2009 following a major refurbishment.
But the opening was delayed following the theft of bronze fruit artworks, and vandalism of their plinths, plus the need for repairs to the walls.
Storey chief executive Tom Clark hopes to re-open the gardens this summer for use by the general public, customers of the venue’s bar and NICE restaurant and wedding reception parties.
Mark Dion, the artist who created the bronze artworks, will reproduce them in resin using the original moulds if funding of more than £50,000 can be found and the “Tasting Garden” section housing them could also re-open later this year.
See the Lancaster Guardian (29-03-12) for full story.