Local Volunteers are presented with the Duke of York Community Initiative Award

Volunteers of Wentworth Castle Gardens have been presented with the prestigious Duke of York Community Initiative Award.

Their work in the gardens has resulted in the award, which they recently recieved at an event in Catterick, North Yorkshire.

Wentworth Castle Gardens has been through a changing and challenging time, but with the appointment of the National Trust as the new operator, it marks a new era for the well-loved attraction.

The National Trust is thankful to the volunteers for all their hard work in maintaining the gardens over the last two years whilst the site has been closed and it is fitting that they have been recognised in this way.

Matt Gladstone, Executive Director, Place said: “We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of the team of volunteers at Wentworth Castle Gardens, their efforts over the years and more recently have been vital to its existence. We are delighted that they have been recognised through this award and it is lovely way to begin this new chapter for the attraction.”

John Edwards, Chair of Wentworth Castle Gardens said: “I am extremely proud that our volunteers have been recognised with this prestigious award which is a fitting tribute to their enduring commitment to the site. They have played a very important role in maintaining the gardens in preparation for its transition to new custodians as well as with the many improvements over the years”

For more information about Wentworth Castle Gardens visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wentworth-castle-gardens

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