Rose garden at Brockhole copyright Helen Reynolds

Restored gardens

The garden at Brockhole is really special and deserves a chance to look as good as it did in its heyday. Thomas Mawson, one of the most celebrated landscape architects of the Edwardian era, designed the garden to go together with the house.  

What would we like to do?

  • Repair the terraces and walls
  • Restore the key views
  • Drain the meadow
  • Restore the Edwardian rainwater system
  • Interpretation of the garden and grounds
  • Reinstate Mawson's planting

Tree management programme

For details about planting and felling, please look at Brockhole's tree management programme page.

In Bloom Awards

In October 2013, the Brockhole gardens won two awards in the prestigious Lakes Parish in Bloom Awards. They included the award for  "Most Improved Garden".

How will we fund our hopes and aspirations for the gardens?

We are looking to set up a Friends of Brockhole Gardens and Playground Group to help fundraise around £200,000 to match fund available grants. To register your interest in joining please contact Lorraine Brierley at

We are also interested in hearing from potential sponsors and donors.

Garden volunteers

Are you a keen gardener? Would you like to help out at the garden at Brockhole? We have a number of tasks for both novice and experienced gardeners. If you could spare a few hours please do get in touch with our Gardener, Sue Preston-Jones at: or phoning her on 07827 842858