THE Rose Graden at Lowther Castle has finally been launched for the public to enjoy, the hard work of those who input tremendous efforts have unveiled gorgeous gardens.

In total, one international garden designer, a total of 14 gardeners, dozens of volunteers, tens of groundworks developers, 1712 days, 2500+ specimens of 29 rose varieties, hundreds of perennial plants and thousands of careful, assiduous man hours later – and the Rose Garden at Lowther Castle was finally formally launched earlier this week.

The launch took place in the shadow of the Rose Garden Summerhouse. Dan Pearson – who has been garden designer-in-chief at Lowther since 2012 – based his design for this impressive space on the profile of a rose bloom.

Paying tribute to all those who helped to create the Rose Garden, owner Jim Lowther said how proud he was of the efforts of all the contributors.

 “When we first commissioned Dan to come up with a masterplan for the gardens, we agreed that our mission should be based not on restoration per se but on adding layers of new design to existing history."

 “We could not be prouder of the results of the hard work of all those who made this come to pass, volunteers, gardeners, engineers and designers alike.”

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