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Holehird Gardens

Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
015394 46008
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Windermere
Type: Gardens
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Beautifully laid out gardens on hillside overlooking Windermere. These gardens are looked after by 60 volunteers. A must for keen gardeners. Most plants are labelled.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I called here to kill a bit of time, however we really enjoyed walking around the gardens. Considering there is no charge to enter (but you can donate) we wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. We went to Holker Hall in the afternoon (which you do have to pay to enter) but we... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We have visited the garden several times now and it is always beautiful, with lots of colour in the walled garden. It is kept really neat compared to other gardens we have been to. Daffodils are a feature in the spring, and heathers in the autumn. If you have time walk down to the terrace and across the field to... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our friends had brought us here last year - and it rained. This year the weather was superb and we got the views as well as the plants. In September the national hydrangea collection is at its best, but we must come back in spring to see the hostas and the ferns, also national collections. Well worth seeking out.

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

WOW, stunning gardens with beautiful views over the fells. well worth a visit. optional donation on entry.

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Lake District, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Worth visiting in different months as always plenty of lovely and interesting plants flowering at different times. There is the Walled Garden with many well stocked flower beds and in Spring is a field of Daffodils, later on Heathers are in flower, and Autumn colours of Maples in the woodland area. There is now a tea/coffee machine in Reception. .

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

An outstanding garden, superbly maintained by volunteers. I visited in late September and the dahlias were superb. Some really wonderful plants and in a superb setting. I found the Lake District are expensive, particularly for parking, but this was one place I was happy to pay to get into. Highly recommended.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Holehird Gardens has been a family favourite of ours since my sister and I were very little. My Dad used to take me to feed the swans on the tarn at aged 5 and, at 24 years old, it's still one of the most beautiful places I have had the privilege to see. The gardens are a perfect afternoon out... More

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The gardens are very well looked with all of the plants labelled. About a 20-30 min walk around. Def worth a visit if you are in the area. Free entry but they ask for a donation of £4 if you would like to contribute.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The gardens are free although you are encouraged to make a donation of £4. Worth it! You are even given a small board with a map on to carry around and help identify the different pathways and plant sections.

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