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Holehird Gardens

Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
015394 46008
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Windermere
Type: Gardens
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Called in for a quick visit to kill some time before we left the lakes and returned home. We were all amazed by how fantastic this garden was. Well worth a visit. My son was fascinated by the Helio Chronometer!

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The gardens at Holehird are a favourite of ours, with superb views of the surrounding area, and a wealth of hardy plants shrubs and trees to see in the grounds of the Leonard Cheshire Home. There is a small tarn, a pond and brook and is great in the evening, when you can watch the sun set.

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The rain had ceased for a bit, garden was lovely, views were great, flora was most interesting, volunteer staff were very nice and there was free disabled parking

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Thornton-Cleveleys
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

As regular visitors to this garden we never cease to be amazed by the dedication of the volunteer gardeners and the amazing results they achieve. Although the weather was wet and misty on our latest visit it was still a pleasure to wander round, admire the colourful spring plants and chat to the volunteers who always have time to share... More

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Chester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Despite our visit being in March and hence not much in bloom these gardens are well worth visiting. Excellent attention to detail with regards to labelling and obvious signs of a lot of love and attention being lavished upon them. Look forward to going back.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We enjoyed our walk around the gardens so much that we intend to return in 2-3 weeks when the rhodedendrons and other flowering shrubs will be more advanced.

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Grasmere, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Free entry makes this a great place to just have a mooch. Everything is really well labelled and there is season round interest.

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Lake District, UK
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This charity is entrance by donation (big tick in my book) and a very relaxing place to visit. If you can cope with the steady climb and a few steps - there's superb views of Langdale Pikes from the top of this extensive garden, as well as lots of interesting collections of flowers to enjoy. Will be going back to... More

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The gardens are a delight but remember that spring is the best time when the rhododendrons are out. Pity there are not better eating facility's.

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Lake District
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

If you enjoy gardens, Holehird is well worth a visit. Set on a hillside in the grounds of one of the Leonard Cheshire homes the colours change with the seasons. In spring the ground is covered with daffodils, summer brings a multitude of colour, and autumn sees the glorious reds of acer trees.In the winter the snow brings a tranquillity... More

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