A Carlisle hotel is to create a garden terrace inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show.

The Halston, in Warwick Road, plans to open the new space for guests this summer.

The new outdoor area will be used as part of The Halston’s own series of events across the year, which include its fifth birthday ball in July and wedding showcase in October.

The hotel is run by co-owners and directors Joanne Graham, Robin Graham, Dominque Harrison and Simon Harrison.

Dominique said: “As part of our continued commitment and development of The Halston we are creating a much-needed outdoor space for our events.

“This will create a beautiful entrance and garden terrace area which will offer guests a stunning backdrop for wedding photos and a space to enjoy welcome drinks and events outside.

“The inspiration for the area was drawn from the displays at Chelsea Flower show last year, hopefully bringing a slice of urban garden heaven to our hotel.”

The development follows over £7 million of investment since 2014.

This has included the opening of Penny Blue restaurant bar and the addition of the Townhouses in 2017.

This year the hotel held its first ever independent wedding fair in February.

It has also added brand new brunch menus created by head chef Anthony Connor with vegan options, as well as a raft of new lifestyle events from evening yoga to live mic nights in Barton’s Yard.

The hotel's events space can host up to 400 guests.