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Holehird Gardens

Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
015394 46008
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Windermere
Type: Gardens
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Hundreds of flowers and shrubs in a small area, a nice quiet tarn is to be found in the grounds too. Great way to escape the crowds.

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Ramsbottom England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you love gardens that are well tended in a a beautiful place try Holehird which will not disappoint. It has been created by the lakes horticultural society and though there is no cost to enter, please leave a good donation to help with its upkeep. Wander the different areas, from the walled garden to the drifts of astilbe which... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a whim and really enjoyed the beauty and intricacies of the gardens. Despite not being an avid horticulturalist I found these gardens to be quite enchanting. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Weve been going to the Lakes for many years but only discovered Holehird for the first time this year. I dont know how weve missed it. What a superb place to visit. My wife is a keen gadnener, I am not but I do appreciate beauty and so greatly appreciated our visit here. Absolutely beautiful gardens (we visited in June... More

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Ex-Tyke-Baz
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Holehird Gardens are an unexpected gem, away from the bustle of Ambleside and Windermere. The location features a walled garden, and about 4 acres of surrounding country. Being the centre of the Lakeland Horticultural Society, the emphasis seems to be on displaying many species of a genus, rather than a blistering array of the worlds flora. The gardens are entirely... More

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Sheffield
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This one enters my top 5 walled gardens. I love walled gardens, and this is a stunning one. I'm not sure how you could only spend 20 minutes here - when you've seen the walled garden, the planting continues up the hillside and in the tufa house. You really need to have a seat and soak in the wonderful colours... More

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

These gardens were a beautiful discovery. The gardens are beautiful and well cared for. There's a beautiful walled formal garden, green houses to enjoy and a few plants for sale. Then there are lots of winding paths, with hidden seats, steps and ponds. Amazing views of lake Windermere can be enjoyed from secluded seats. For a quiet escape somewhere in... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ok for a short visit. Nice gardens which we enjoyed walking round but only spent about 20mins there. Hydrangeas were beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Lakeland Horiculture Society plants, nurtures, and maintains these beautiful gardens located near Windermere in the Lake District. Don't miss the opportunity to stroll the stunning beds both inside and outside the walls. Their collections of plants including dramatic beds of astilbe, hellebores, and hosta to mention three, are worth the visit not to mention thousands of other garden specimens.... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is nice but does not take long to look at and so I felt the donation asking price was a bit too much. They have done a lovely job but it is not a place you could spend most of the day at. However, Townend is not too far away and that place is worth a trip. No... More

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