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“Beautiful gardens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens
Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
015394 46008
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Windermere
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Cheshire
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“Beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

You could easily miss these lovely gardens, but you'd be missing a real treat. Not the cafe and shop type at all, but real gardens run largely by talented volunteers for the Cumbria horticultural area. They have some National Collections and even on a day of very heavy rain in autumn there's so much to see.

Visited October 2013
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“Other Lake District Attractions!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Holehird Gardens , Troutbeck, Windermere, are well worth a visit when enjoying this beautiful part of our country. The gardens are maintained by the Lakeland Horticultural Society who are all volunteers and do a wonderful job keeping them looking glorious whatever the season. Visit
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter - always a pleasure - and appreciate the different plants and colours. The only downside is that there is not a Coffee Shop but there are plenty of seats around the gardens where you can rest and take in the beautiful scenery. Entrance is free but there is a box for donations to help with the upkeep. We took some 'keen gardening' friends
last week (October) and they were amazed at this wonderful find in the Lake District.

Visited October 2013
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Manchester UK
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“Always enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Have visited Holehird Gardens for many years and never cease to enjoy it. Spectacular views and well kept interesting plant schemes give enjoyment throughout the year. A garden that is not to be missed.

Visited August 2013
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“Holehird Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Spent a lovely morning wandering round the gardens. Needs to be visited on several occasions at different times of the year to fully appreciate the variety of plants and colours.

Visited September 2013
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“Exceptional rain or shine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Visited Holehird last week while at the end of a vacation to the Lake District. It was the one day they called for rain the whole day. Normally would not visit an outdoor garden however saw on TA it was still good for a rainy day. Leave it up to the British to be out in a garden with umbrellas in the rain but it was totally worth it. Have been to many gardens around the world and the perennial borders at Holehird are amazing and impeccably well kept. Not a weed to be found. It is well organized with almost all the plants labeled and the views down to the valley beautiful. If you have time and an interest in gardening or visiting gardens this one is not to be missed. Although it is free they suggest a donation.

Visited September 2013
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