THE Alex Moulton Charitable Trust has announced plans to re-open the historic grounds of The Hall in Bradford on Avon to visitors once again as lockdown restrictions ease.

The Hall was home to British inventor and engineer Dr Alex Moulton, specialising in vehicle suspension design, who died in December 2012.

Open Garden events will take place on Fridays from 2pm to 5pm beginning on April 16, running weekly until the end of September. Details of other events, including the reopening of The Hall itself for tours, will be announced in the coming months.

The Hall is a hidden gem located in central Bradford on Avon with a historic Jacobean house and beautiful grounds to explore.

The Trust’s Open Garden events give visitors the chance to learn about the unique history of the estate and the Moulton family, and provides a beautiful and tranquil setting for relaxation, picnics and leisurely ambles – plus, dogs on leads are welcome too.

To ensure visitors’ safety, Trust staff have been working hard to ensure social distancing and sanitation measures are in place ready for re-opening.

Visitors are encouraged to book in advance via but can also purchase tickets on the gate via contactless payment.

Steve Missen, the Trust's chairman, said: “Visitors to the Open Gardens can expect to see mature redwoods, manicured yews, fascinating architecture and winding pathways.

"Left to explore the gardens at their leisure, visitors can learn about The Hall and the Moulton family. We can’t wait to share the grounds and their stories with the public and to offer a lovely space for visitors to enjoy in Bradford on Avon once again.”

The Alex Moulton Charitable Trust are committed to the ongoing conservation of The Hall estate and to restoring the grounds to their former glory with the help of their loyal group of volunteers and the support of visitors.

Every ticket for an Open Grounds event and donation goes to help the Trust maintain this beautiful place for future visitors to enjoy.

As for so many, the pandemic created many challenges for the Trust severely reducing its annual income, and it has created a number of opportunities for visitors to contribute to the continued care of The Hall and grounds, including volunteering, donating and a new plant sponsorship scheme.

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