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Holehird Gardens

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Address: Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
Phone Number: 015394 46008
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Beautiful Holehird Gardens

Fabulous setting with mountain views, a very tranquil place. Wonderful gardens so well cared for by volunteers. A good place to visit on a damp afternoon. Worth exploring the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fabulous setting with mountain views, a very tranquil place. Wonderful gardens so well cared for by volunteers. A good place to visit on a damp afternoon. Worth exploring the hydrangea collection and walking down to the tarn

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Holehird enjoys an elevated setting with glorious views over Windermere towards Langdale. A good start. Inside you quickly become aware this is a plantsman's garden and one that is maintained only by the volunteers from the Lakeland Horticultural Society. The starting point of most visits is the walled garden. Here the planting displays hold great variety and Interest. The borders... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely garden, I visited in early spring so not much was out, but I got a clearer view of the planting layout, paths and structure of the garden, which was well thought out, well maintained and in summer, I would imagine a truly lovely experience to relax here with stunning view. I will be back.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

These gardens are well worth a visit. Beautiful colours and lots of places to just sit and admire the view and enjoy the peace and quiet. We were pleasantly surprised how much there was to see. These are the sort of gardens that have something for every season. We are looking forward to going back again. A real bargain for... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went when the weather was lovely and the garden was in full bloom. Botanical Gardens would be a better description since it contains impressive collections of specialist plants including conifers, grasses and hydrangeas - previously a national collection. There are some plants for sale too. The plantings are arranged on a hillside with a backdrop of lake Windermere and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This stunning garden massively surpassed our expectations. We visited in the afternoon, made our donation spent about three and a half hours wandering. The children loved the trail, the walled garden was stunning, probably the best we've seen. The national astilbe collection was incredible. Having paid a £10 donation this was probably one of the most reasonably priced gardens we... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Fabulous gardens only marred by the ridiculously expensive bus fare to get there from Bowness. It was GBP14 for a 2km return trip for one adult and one child on a LOCAL bus. Even the bus driver concurred that it was ridiculous. Holdhird Gardens were beautiful - start the visit from the tarn and follow the path. Suddenly, from wilderness,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Lovely gardens. Not huge but take your time (why rush?). Worth ambling down to the tarn. My partner saw a deer. The addition of a cafe would be great although as the gardens are volunteer run perhaps this is not possible. If you're taking a baby (as we were) try and take them in a sling or carrier as not... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

There’s plenty of free parking (main car park plus an overflow). In terms of entry free, they ask for a £4 donation per person. The gardens are beautiful and there’d be plenty to see all year round. It’s all run & maintained by volunteers and we could only admire their work. There are ramps to access the main areas but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Stunning gardens with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere. Came here with two young children aged 6 and 3. Wasn't sure if they would enjoy it but they loved it and want to return. Got some lovely photos and we took a walk down to the Tarn. The gardens are well maintained, a real credit to the volunteers. Ladies in reception... More 

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