We are thrilled to be winners once again of a first prize for our beautiful gardens here at Rydal Mount.
Once again we scooped the top accolade in the visitor attractions and historic houses category. The trophy was awarded by Ambleside Horticultural and Craft Society and Lakes Parish Council in the annual “parish in bloom” competition.
And we are certain that William Wordsworth himself would have been equally delighted. He used to say that he would have been a landscape gardener had he not been successful as a poet. We think he would be very pleased with our efforts today to restore these extensive grounds according to plans that he made.
And while we know that the gardens – and house – are loved by visitors from all over the world, it’s always gratifying to get local recognition too.
The hard work has been done by our gardeners Helen Green and Pauline Brumwell who are pictured here with the trophy.