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Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
+44 15394 46008
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A year round treasure

There is so much to see in these beautiful gardens. The views are pretty special as well. We have... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
mrandmrsg626
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Manchester, United Kingdom
A Gardener’s delight !

This Horticultural delight is located in the most beautiful setting with Views of the Lakeland... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
JACKO452
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

There is so much to see in these beautiful gardens. The views are pretty special as well. We have visited may times.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This Horticultural delight is located in the most beautiful setting with Views of the Lakeland mountains including Langdale Pikes in the distance. The layout of the display is very good & includes a walled garden with interesting species of plants. Lots of beautiful butterflies &...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A real gem of a place one mile off the main road to Ambleside and was featured on the BBC local news last week. All done by volunteers so a donation on entry is requested. We took a leisurely stroll around and even now, as...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

With some directions in hand, I drove out to see the Gardens, but had some trouble finding my way. Eventually, I got there and all the stress was forgotten . What a beautiful haven in the midst of rather spectacular scenery. this was genuinely one...More

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HolehirdGardens, Public Relations Manager at Holehird Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

So pleased you found your way! Do come again as the gardens change constantly with the seasons.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The guidebook “The Best of Britain” described this garden favourably. That was the reason we went there and we are so pleased that the guidebook highlighted it to us as we were not disappointed.

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HolehirdGardens, Public Relations Manager at Holehird Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

If you are visiting the Lake District and you like gardens then Holehird Gardens is a place you must visit. Maintained entirely by volunteers the gardens are a tribute to the hard work putting in by the members of the Lakeland Horticultural Society. We spent...More

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HolehirdGardens, Public Relations Manager at Holehird Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Please come again soon, the gardens look different every week and we're open all year round.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

My mom and I were looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors and spend a half day in Windermere and so we decided to walk to the Holehird gardens - SO GLAD WE DID. The gardens were incredibly beautiful and offered many points of...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

A friend suggested we visit these gardens when we were next in the Lake District. We did and realised we had passed the brown sign for them many times without really reading it. What a surprise, lovely well maintained gardens with a beautiful view. Plenty...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Take some time out to discover these breathtaking gardens entirely maintained by volunteers. The beauty of the gardens and vistas created are stunning and the vibrant autumnal colours a sheer delight. Apart from the formal gardens walk to the rockery gardens and take in the...More

1  Thank David R
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens with some great flower collections and lovely rockery/heathers. A nice couple of hours to look around. Very friendly staff. Only down side is lack of local tea room.

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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
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HydSarithaKshatri
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
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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
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