A PIECE of Lake District history is to go on show at one of the world’s most prestigious flower shows.

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, at Bowness, has joined forces with a top garden designer to create a show-stopping Herb Garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.

Richard Lucas, designer of the attraction’s Peter Rabbit garden, is working with the attraction and plant nursery Hooks Green Herbs to create a show garden for the Grand Pavilion.

The garden will bring to life the drawings and illustrations from Beatrix Potter’s famous little books and highlight key iconic images from the Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Chief executive Andy Poole said: “The garden illustrations for Beatrix Potter’s stories are a key factor in their success, and bring to life the magical environment inhabited by her characters."

The garden will have three distinct areas; the natural garden, the greenhouse garden and Mr. McGregor’s vegetable plot.

Richard Lucas said: “My design carefully replicates some of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations, it will be packed full of cottage style flowers, herbs and vegetables. My wish is to make people smile when they see it.”