Thomas Mawson (1861–1933)
Thomas Hayton Mawson (1861–1933) was a prominent garden designer, landscape architect, and town planner. Mawson was born in Nether Wyresdale, Lancashire. Mawson married Anna Prentice in 1884, and they moved to live in Windermere in 1884. Thomas Mawson is widely considered to be the founder of modern landscape architecture and garden design. He designed gardens around the UK and around the world. Mawson designed several parks and gardens in Cumbria, including at Rydal Hall, Langdale Chase, Holehird, Graythwaite Hall, Barrow Park, Brockhole, and Holker Hall.