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.
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.
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.
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: