A month-long exhibition illustrating the work of one of the world’s finest landscape architects is being staged at Brockhole, the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre, at Windermere throughout November.
The exhibition depicts the garden design work of Thomas Mawson throughout the Lake District and the North West, and has appropriately found a temporary “home” at Brockhole, whose gardens are widely regarded as one of his best works.
The exhibition – which is sponsored by The Lancaster and Westmorland Society of Architects (LAWSA) and RIBA North West – was launched last June at The Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster, as part of Architecture Festival 2011.
It will remain at Brockhole from 4 November until 30 November.
Mawson lived between 1861 and 1933 and some of his ideas about gardens and landscape were quite revolutionary at the time and he was one of the first architects to suggest that architecture and landscape should be integrated, and he developed a composite style of formal and informal garden design.
Brockhole Commercial Manager Mike Clarke said “The gardens at Brockhole have always been regarded as one of our great attractions and this exhibition gives us the chance to celebrate and enjoy the work of a man we all owe so much to.”