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Holehird Gardens

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Address: Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 46008
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Holehird Gardens, home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society, 12 acres of...

Holehird Gardens, home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society, 12 acres of volunteer-run stunning gardens, open every day of the year & a partner garden to RHS. Our Reception area is open daily from 10.00 to 17.00 from April to the end of October.

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Lovely gardens - worth a visit

We found out about this garden only after finding a leaflet in our hotel. It is only about 15 minutes outside Ambleside. The road to it is rather narrow but as we went midweek in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delight this garden is - we arrived rather ill prepared on a rainy Sunday and were loaned umbrellas. The gardens are beautifully maintained and wonderfully planted. It isn't enormous - but you gain a sense of being the only ones there as you meander along the hillside pathways glimpsing spectacular views of the Windermere as you do. Holehird... More 

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Yorkshire UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We found out about this garden only after finding a leaflet in our hotel. It is only about 15 minutes outside Ambleside. The road to it is rather narrow but as we went midweek in October, were were few visitors. There is no admission price but it is suggested you give a donation of £4pp. The gardens are well kept,... More 

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I went there on 20th October. Glad that I took a taxi (GBP4.50 from Wheatlands Lodge on Old College Lane) as it's too far to walk, and uphill! Walking back to town is much easier, took about 40-45 minutes on a casual stroll. Some sections don't have footpath and you need to be careful there. It's not a huge park,... More 

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HolehirdGardens, Secretary at Holehird Gardens, responded to this review

The gardens are open from dawn to dusk but the Reception desk is only open from 10.00 to 17.00 from the beginning of April to the end of October as it is manned entirely by volunteers. More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. Lots of colour, lots of interest. Gentians were spectacular. Lovely to see so many happy volunteers. Keep up the good work. I'm sure we'll be back!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

There is no charge to visit these gardens but they do have a donation box. Parking is on site with no charge. A lovely way to spend an hour if you are in the Windermere area.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A wonderful garden in a magic location, it should be on everyone's itinerary who visits the Lake District.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a lovely garden, with beautiful views over Lake Windermere and into the mountains. The gardens themselves are stunning, with many different areas and lots of interesting plants. There were a lot of plants still flowering, so there was plenty of colour. Visitors should be aware that the only catering facilities are a machine for hot drinks, but Windermere is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I would recommend Holehird Gardens as a place to visit if you like gardening. Alternatively it is a good place to visit if you like photography, and want to take photos of plants up close, and if you are lucky you can get some good shots of butterflies, bees and wasps. The is no entry fee, but there is a... More 

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Olney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

You don't have to be a gardener to enjoy this lovely garden. It's astounding that such a pretty place was created by volunteers and a true testament to their skill. We are a young couple with novice garden skills and we enjoyed a stroll around. There are some great views to be had and a stunning alpine greenhouse that looks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Have visited here a couple of times. The gardens are beautiful. Took a picnic and took in the views. Purchased a couple of plants to take home to remind us of our visit. Well worth going.

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