Secret Garden

Some of the most beautiful and spectacular gardens of the Lake District were designed by a remarkable man, Thomas Mawson. He was a plantsman and landscape architect who ran a plant nursery business in Windermere in the 1880s, and then concentrated on garden design. His first big project was at Graythwaite Hall, near Newby Bridge, now a wedding venue. He also designed the gardens at Holehird, Brockhole and Holker Hall, and then, in 1909 the magnificent formal garden at Rydal Hall.

And early in his career, he designed our gardens here at Burn How.

Photography by Sheenah Alcock Photography & Film