Haddonstone Ltd

Haddonstone Ltd

The Forge House, East Haddon,, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, NN6 8DB

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Sir Roy Strong’s Laskett Gardens

  • Location: Herefordshire
Sir Roy Strong’s Laskett Gardens are the largest private formal gardens to be created in England since 1945. Over almost four decades he has transformed a four acre field into a series of stunning garden rooms with vistas, ascents and descents. The garden and his house feature many Haddonstone designs, from statues and finials to garden structures and house façade embellishments.

Formerly the Vegetable Garden, the newly transformed area of the acclaimed Laskett Garden is called the Colonnade Court - an elegant concourse area featuring Haddonstone designs. Opened in 2014, the exquisite addition to the Laskett Garden features many of Haddonstone’s fine garden ornaments and architectural stonework including an Ionic Column Colonnade, busts of Antoninus Pius and Septimius Severus positioned upon Queen Anne Pedestals, Griffin Plaques and a series of Large Versailles Vases.

Numerous Haddonstone ornaments and architectural elements have been used to enhance The Laskett since the gardens creation in 1974, many of which are unique owing to Sir Roy Strong’s penchant for painting the ornaments in his garden.

Sir Roy Strong is a well-known historian and garden writer. He was Director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1967 to 1973 and of the V&A from 1974 to 1987. He was knighted in 1983.