Thriving plants in the summer

Here is a garden our team worked on in Kirkby in Furness, South lakeland, Cumbria.

We started back in October 2014 ready for the spring the following year. To look its best this garden needed heavy garden maintenance and care, but being on a steep slope the clients...

Summer sunshine and garden care

Its a phenomenal time of year to enjoy your breakfast out in the garden and take in your beautiful views. To name a few we have been carrying out both landscaping and garden care on a variety of gardens with views of Lake Winderemere, Morecambe Bay and Hoad Monument on top...

High Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Driveway landscaping

The landscaping team are currently working on a driveway in High Casterton near Kirkby Lonsdale. The project sits in some of Cumbria's most beautiful landscapes.

The project is sizeable and the design enjoyably thought out by our in-house design team. We are paving...

Maximising your garden in the winter

Happy New Year Everyone, finally some beautiful weather in amongst the rain.

Here at Chris Rabone Landscapes we have been lucky enough to escape the effects of the floods and our staff have been at work as usual - the waterproofs have been earning their keep.


Busy winter gardening

The gardeners are full steam ahead here at Chris Rabone. With all this autumnal weather around it certainly feels like we have moved past summer. Some beautiful leaves are still clinging to the trees, but a large proportion are now on the ground ready for a cold snap to...

Hidecote House & Bleinheim Palace

Bleinheim Palace and Hidecote House

Spending a few days holiday south of Cumbria, Chris has just spent some time in the Cotwolds visiting some magnificent gardens including both Hidecote House and Bleinheim Palace.

Both gardens are of very different design and...

Duddon Valley, Cumbria

This weekend Chris Rabone enjoyed a visit to a new and exciting project to Duddon Valley near Broughton in Furness. This project will include improving the stone walls for the driveway, redesigning the front garden area and creating a new patio area at the back of the house...

Witherslack Magna Carta

The Medieval Fayre held this weekend at the Dean Barwick School in Witherslack was a great success. Our October weather held out providing a perfect, warm and still day for the stall holders and visitors a like.

The 800 year anniversary of the Magna Carta was set up...

Rural Garden, Levens, Cumbria

Summer season is in full flow here in Kendal and the South Lakes of Cumbria. We have many jobs underway and here our specialist gardening team are just finalising the planting at a beautiful, rural garden in Levens.

Our landscaping team built this bespoke pergola...

Stone Archway, Barrow-In-Furness

We have recently designed and constructed a beautiful stone archway for the entrance to Roose Primary School. It is made from Crossland Hill Hard Yorkstone with lettering inscribed into the centre of each voissoir. The central keystone and spherical finial create a feature at...


We are currently preparing for spring ordering snowdrops and bluebells 'in the green' to plant out into some of our beautiful lakeland gardens. We are preparing planting plans for planting in early spring in some of our newly constructed gardens in Far Sawry and Windermere....

Winter Gardens in the Lake District

We have had some lovely snowy wintery scenes in our lakeland gardens this week. The photographs show landscape images of the gardens in Ambleside and Far Sawry near Newby Bridge.

The winter garden in Ambleside looks fabulous with the red stems of the Cornus sibirica...


Wintery showers and gale force winds in Cumbria have not stopped our work force building stone walls for our lakeland garden in Windermere. We are creating a raised lawn area, gravel garden and a bog garden as well as creating large sweeping borders for year round interest....


Happy New Year! We hope you had a good Christmas break and enjoyed the very mild weather.

We had a great year last year and worked on some fantastic lakeland gardens including garden design and landscaping. We designed and constructed a beautiful local slate patio over...

Autumn is here!

Autumn is finally here with leaves turning beautiful shades of fiery reds and earthy oranges. We have enjoyed a fantastic spell of September weather and our lake district gardens are still looking spectacular with late season flowers and grasses coming into their own.

Cumbrian Gardens Update Summer 2014 at Chris Rabone Landscapes

Some of the gardens that we designed and constructed last year are flourishing beautifully. Please see the images below of the Lakeside garden near Ambleside, the country garden at Gamblesby near Penrith and the beautiful rural cottage garden, the former residence of Arthur...


One of our woodland gardens near Ambleside in Cumbria is flourishing with vibrant hot colours of Rhododendrons. We planted over 70 species in total last year sourced from specialist nursery growers and they are looking fabulous in full bloom. We also companion planted them...

Walls and Paving

Our next feature article will be on walls and steps. At Chris Rabone Landscapes we pride ourselves on handcrafted lakeland stone walls made with local stone. We have extensive experience with building stone walls in Cumbria and Lancashire for various situations including...