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Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
+44 15394 46008
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Superb garden and stunning views

My wife and I visited Holehird at the end on May, on the garden open day. Not only did the garden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William T
Norbury, United Kingdom
Wonderful garden in Windermere!

We enjoyed our morning walk in Holehird Garden. Beautiful flowers around the garden and very well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ipoh, Malaysia
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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 Visitor Information office is open daily from 10.00 to 16.00 from April to the end of October.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
+44 15394 46008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Holehird at the end on May, on the garden open day. Not only did the garden look wonderful but there were plenty of volunteers around who were only too willing to answer questions and give advice. The walled garden looked...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our morning walk in Holehird Garden. Beautiful flowers around the garden and very well maintained. You can spend hours here and it is so peaceful, relaxing and one can learn the names of so many plants here. No admission charge but please do...More

Thank BT993TT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a a wonderful garden. The volunteers are very friendly and helpful, my 7 year old son did one of the garden trails. The gardens are lovely with stunning views of the Lakeland fells. Even though it started raining we took our time to...More

Thank Fran W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in early August and enjoyed wandering round this well tended (by skillful volunteers) small to medium sized garden on a hillside which has glimpses of the lake and fells appearing around corners. There's an impressive variety of flowering plants in borders and drifts...More

Thank swaddle2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pictures show a beautiful array of flowers but on our visit at the end of July there was only one area that was in bloom ( inner area), and unfortunately because it was pouring with rain we decided not to venture on to the...More

2  Thank stevebillericay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit, the gardens are stunning and so are the views around. They just ask for donations as it is run by a horticultural society. There are lots of benches to just sit and take in the beauty and take...More

1  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holehird gardens are a hidden gem in the heart of the lake district. We were amazed by the setting, Their astilbe collection is outstanding, as is the scenery. We were especially impressed by the walled garden and the stream. In my view it is well...More

2  Thank avidtraveller099
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Whilst on a short break in Hawkshead we took the car ferry across Lake Windermere to visit Holehird Gardens. we have visited before but at a different time of year and were interested to see what it was like in July. We were not disappointed...More

1  Thank Chriss502015
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Walking through these gardens, you can experience the passion and hard work of the volunteers. The collections (hosta, astilbe, hydrangea and summer heath) are wonderful and presented around the walled garden. Ideal garden for those who want to visit gardens that stand out. Good combination...More

Thank paulljanssen
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Amazing variety of plants, shrubs and trees, and obvious dedication of all the volunteers. The gardens are beautifully arranged and presented, with most varieties named and classified. Parking next to the gardens is tight but I think there is an overflow carpark near the entrance...More

Thank Mike B
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28 December 2016|
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Response from HolehirdGardens | Property representative |
1) Weather fine 2) Taxi is best bet unless you are a keen walker - see the web site for visiting details and directions. 3) Entrance is free - a donations box is available on site. Most of the garden is dormant at the... More
Debby L
12 November 2016|
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Response from HolehirdGardens | Property representative |
There is limited wheelchair access. If you provide an email address I will let you have a map showing various access areas. Entry is free but a donation of £4 per person is welcomed to help with costs of running the garden... More
Linzi K
6 July 2016|
Response from HolehirdGardens | Property representative |
Sorry but no. The grounds can be used for wedding photos after the ceremony, but by prior arrangement only.