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Gorgeous gardens

This is a beautiful place to visit and have a walk. In addition to containing hundreds of gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emma G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gorgeous gardens with beautiful views.

Acres of beautifully manicured gardens, surrounded by fields and woods. The walled garden is quite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sophie K
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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...more
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Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful place to visit and have a walk. In addition to containing hundreds of gorgeous flowers and plants, there's a stunning view of the hills.

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Acres of beautifully manicured gardens, surrounded by fields and woods. The walled garden is quite spectacular and it’s worth venturing down to the little lake ‘Holehird Tarn’ to see the lillies. From the top of the gardens, you can see the lake and mountains. Plenty...More

Thank Sophie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only found this garden by accident through a google search for "best gardens in the Lake District." It's above Windermere, but follow the signs: GPS/SatNav takes you way off on minor roads. A wonderful walled garden, borders, and mass collections of astillbes and other...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you love a garden and a great view this is an awesome place to visit. A lovely vista of the surrounding lakes and mountains bordered by a combination of different flower beds. The walled garden is spectacular even though the summer has hit it...More

Thank Leonie S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Beautifully maintained and laid out gardens well worth a visit, especially on a warm sunny summer's day like we did. All grown and looked after by amateur gardeners, which is amazing.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited these gardens on the way home from a holiday in the lakes. They are stunning!! Well kept and a great array of flowers and plants in a delightful setting. We enjoyed the gardens for a couple of hours. There is...More

Thank KP11347
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

With an annual rainfall of 1600 mm, we caught the gardens in a week of still sunshine and clear blue skies over the fells. 11:00 Wednesday morning, Maggie guided knowledgeably a group of 6 round the gardens, national collections, and production areas for just over...More

Thank Dave_from_N_Yorks
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

As members of the HoleHird Gardens always a lovely visit looking at the truly amazing work Of all The members and volunteers that help Maintain the beautiful Gardens ...., truly worth a visit you won’t be disappointed also large selection of lovely nurtured plants to...More

Thank jezza35
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Off the beaten track but worth looking for. Narrow driveway through gates which open as you near them. Not much space so drive slowly up the lane. The gardens are on a slope, so a lot of walking uphill, but there are benches everywhere and...More

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 10 June 2018

structured garden of the horticulture society. wonderful plants an many inspirations for my own garden.

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Paula S
14 May 2018|
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Response from GEOFF W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, sorry . The gardens have luscious gentle gradual lawns, and some of the most spectacular views and seats are in elevated areas, which involve single file walks as the paths are narrow in some parts. So, on... More
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