On the ground

As we start to bring the garden to life we’ll be documenting the progress Claire, Alex, Charlotte and Trevor are making over the next few years.

Thanks to Annie Guilfoyle, Martin Ogle and Patrick Clarke for their continued support and expertise.

Scroll through our journey so far.

Garden view of Langdale chase hotel

Over the last few months here in the garden we have been busy planting 30,000 bulbs; a long process, but with great reward come spring. Here you can see our placement of Tulip bulbs through the formal Yew (Taxus baccata) topiary to create an eye catching burst of peaches and oranges with a contrasting burgundy colour. They will flower alongside a succession of spring bulbs: Crocus, Narcissus and Alliums to name but a few.

– Alex
Lake Windemere view

One of the most dramatic features of the garden is the South Slope – steep and rocky, much like the surrounding landscape. Here we are planting a cascade of trees, shrubs and sun loving perennials. It’s tough terrain for gardening, but not so bad when you’re rewarded with these views.

– Alex

The newly completed entrance borders looking crisp. The Yew (Taxus baccata) pyramids tower above more delicate perennial planting and provide a statuesque, formal backbone to the garden over the winter months.

We can’t wait to see the brilliantly crafted pergola covered in climbers later in the year.

– Alex