Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat


Darwin Escapes

Landscape Architect:

RPS Planning & Development


Karl Watson Contracting


Darwin Escapes Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, Lake District, Cumbria


Autumn & Winter 2016



Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat in the Lake District is the latest luxury holiday park by Darwin Escapes, and was opened in December 2016.

Wildflower Turf Ltd was commissioned by Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants, RPS Planning & Development, to advise on the most appropriate landscaping approach in terms of wildflower planting.

After considering several bespoke turf options, RPS Planning & Development decided to use a Wildflower Turf off-the-shelf blend, Landscape 34 turf, which delivered all UK native species within a biodiverse mix that was also very aesthetically pleasing.

Wildflower Turf provided 24,600m² of turf over a period of six months, which equates to nearly three hectares of wildflowers or three football pitches!

The carefully selected Wildflower Turf installed has provided a high quality, instant, naturalistic and biodiverse setting which allows the holiday park to blend beautifully into a sensitive and treasured landscape.

Award Winning

Darwin Escapes Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat has been recognised for its beauty, design and top class facilities at the prestigious annual Hoseasons Awards 2017 and won the Best in Britain (large park category) as voted by customers and their experience of the site.