Haddon Lake House: One of the Britain’s most picturesque garden projects has more to it than meets the eye…

The beautiful Haddon Lake House is a self build home in a restored historic setting, situated in the Isle of Wight, UK. The unique self build project taken on by landscape designer Phillippa Lambert and her husband, architectural illustrator Steve Lambert, in 2002. Together they have restored the once abandoned area to the two acre lake, picturesque Victorian gardens  and Lake House which can be seen today.

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Phillippa and Steve are extremely proud of their restoration of the Haddon Lake House gardens

The site now attracts many visitors each year and has also had  its fair share of attention from the likes of Channel 4’s Grand Designs who short-listed them for their ‘Eco Architecture Award’, Channel 5’s ‘I Own Britain’s Best Home and Garden!’ with presenter Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen, and various home and garden magazines including Country Living and Ideal Home.

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Phillippa and Steve’s self build lake house overlooks the Haddon Lake

The most recent publication to feature Haddon Lake House is the book ‘Exploring Britain’s Country Gardens’, which features 85 carefully selected gardens from the length and breadth of Britain. Each entry each illustrated with stunning photography and has a detailed description of the garden, including its history, and practical information such as contact details, opening times and facilities.

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Part of the restoration included the installation of a period greenhouse.

Phillippa has stated how she has found Maxicrop to be a saviour when it came to keeping the Haddon Lake House gardens thriving all year round:

“As ever Maxicrop makes the difference.  For instance, the Canna lilies were slow into flower this year because at times they lacked enough hours of sunlight.  I switched to feeding them on your tomato food and they just shot into flower!”

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Thanks to Maxicrop, the Haddon Lake House gardens are thriving all year round.