Lawn art

We aim to make our gardens as interesting as possible, and the lawn is no exception.

The largest lawn is overlooked by twenty rooms, and each summer when the grass has put on a reasonable amount of growth we plot out and cut a pattern into it using a mower with the blades set lower than usual.

Although in theory it's possible to cut any design into the grass, we usually select a labyrinth design. Labyrinths are a potent symbol in many cultures, and have been for thousands of years. A labyrinth is not a maze but a single path, it consists of a single meandering pathway which leads from the entrance to the centre, and usually back out again.

However, in 2012 the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II. To mark the occasion, here at Lakeside, we created a lawn art to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. In response to our efforts the Queen sent a letter to thank us for the imaginative and commemorative tribute.

Another landmark event in 2012 was the Summer Olympics also known as London 2012. To show our support to all of the British Olympians we created a lawn art which featured the five Olympic rings.

Here at Lakeside, we are always trying to think of new and innovative ideas. So if you have an idea you would like to share, please email us at

We hope you enjoy looking at our lawn art or even walking through it.

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