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“Autumn Visit”
Review of Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens
Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We needed a run to try out our new car and decided on the Lakes, this garden in the grounds of the Leonard Cheshire home between Windemere and Troutbeck seemed ideal. The approach is off the main road and up a steep hill with electric gates at the top a bit daunting but on we went. The car park is free and the entrance is through an arched doorway leading to the large walled garden with a new sate of the art greenhouse with orchids and other exotic species. The weather it has to be said was grey and with not much out in the way of colour we climbed up to the rock garden which is huge and has hundreds of different plants and shrubs. The grounds are wooded with views down to Windemere there are loos and a visitors centre manned by volunteers,

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

My husband and I visited Holehird Gardens in early October and although a lot of the flowers were 'past' their best we had a wonderful few hours walking round. Lovely place to visit.

Thank carolmarquis
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This place is stunning. Gorgeous gardens, so beautiful and peaceful. Staff in the information centre really friendly and helpful. We loved our afternoon at Holehird. Thank you

Thank cmall72
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HolehirdGardens, Public Relations Manager at Holehird Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you, we are all volunteers so your comments are much appreciated!

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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.

Thank mrandmrsg626
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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 & bees enjoy this habitation.
Worth a visit.

2  Thank JACKO452
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