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Holehird Gardens

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Holehird Gardens

447 Reviews
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Brucestewart wrote a review Nov 19
Livingston, United Kingdom8,515 contributions1,810 helpful votes
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We've had holidays in Windermere in past years and we thought that we knew the area well but prior to this year's visit we did some research on Tripadvisor and found an entry for Holehird Gardens which were previously unaware of. There was great weather during our week long stay in Windermere and we visited the gardens twice. There is no admittance charge as such but an 'Honesty box' with a recommended cash donation per visitor. We duly complied with this on both visits. We also bought some plants to take home with us. The money again goes into the 'Honesty Box' along with coloured plant labels indicating for accounting purposes the value of the plants sold. The gardens are a joy to behold and are extremely well maintained by numerous volunteers who are members of the Lakeland Horticultural Society. While we visited in September it was clear from the planting we saw that the gardens are probably worth visiting at any time of the year. Truly well worth visiting.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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nantwichgal wrote a review Oct 2020
cheshire218 contributions88 helpful votes
What a little gem these gardens are! From the walled garden to the rockery and herbaceous borders overlooking the lake it was a delight even in autumn. Unusual plants - a shame the plants to buy were so depleted and I would have taken a lot more home.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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sueevie wrote a review Oct 2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom2,843 contributions199 helpful votes
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Another late September visit (27th) and blessed with fabulous weather once again. The gardens were beautiful and the views spectacular. It’s good to see how the gardens are constantly evolving, there’s always some project or other underway, thanks to the wonderful team and volunteers. A trip here is always my preferred birthday treat.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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mathews687 wrote a review Sep 2020
Formby, United Kingdom106 contributions21 helpful votes
Lovely well kept gardens a credit to the volunteers who look after it lots of colour even for middle of September.We went early morning and it was very quiet so easy to get around quite hilly and quite a few steps for people with mobility problems but it is suitable for wheel chairs in most of the garden.Nice views of Lake Windermere and the mountains No charge to get in just a suggested donation of £5 per person which I thought was excellent value their is also a good carpark You could also buy a few plants and their is a coffee shop which wasn't open due to the current situation with covid Well worth a visit if you like gardens hope to come back next year in Spring/ Summer
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Graham I wrote a review Sep 2020
Reading, United Kingdom274 contributions38 helpful votes
Nice gardens probably a little late in the season but still very nice. Few people there so nice to wander round, free to get in, nice honesty system for plants
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Date of experience: September 2020
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