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Address: Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
Phone Number: 441539446008
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Holehird Gardens, home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society, 12 acres of...

Holehird Gardens, home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society, 12 acres of volunteer-run stunning gardens, open every day of the year & a partner garden to RHS.

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A garden created by gardeners, for gardeners.

Holehird Gardens are beautifully located, with fine views and an extraordinary range of plants in a quiet, spacious, setting. They are open from 'dawn' to 'dusk' and invite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
JefferyRichardson
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Holehird Gardens are beautifully located, with fine views and an extraordinary range of plants in a quiet, spacious, setting. They are open from 'dawn' to 'dusk' and invite donations, rather than charge a fee. The whole site is an unparalleled achievement and an excellent place to begin an undecided day-out or wind-down at the end of a hectic one. Those... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A friendly welcome center greeted us and whet our appetites for gardening glory. I really enjoyed the physical features of rock and water, along with the hillside location. Planting seeds gave a variety of types to show how well some species do versus others (remarkable differences). It is no Buchart Gardens by any measure, but it's a nice local experimental... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Holehird gardens on a recent visit to Windermere. weather wise it was a changeable day, The main walled garden has lots of planting ideas, and houses the reception and coffee facilities. Being set on the side of a hill some of the paths are quite steep but if you can venture up them you are afforded views across... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden experience appears to be little known about. We took a short taxi ride from Windemere Village. Large walled garden with stunning displays. The areas outside of the walled garden were dedicated to individual plant types, holding the national collection for a number of species. Inspirational to any gardener.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick trip into this place while away for a few days, I'm not into gardening, but I may be now. This place is simply amazing....no word can describe my feeling, whilst walking around. It's August and everything was in full bloom. Wow....go on you have to go

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to these gardens - and once again we weren't disappointed. They have everything here. Fantastic cottage style borders with wonderful colour schemes. An Astilbe collection with a pallette board display of colours. A superb hosta collection. Hydrangeas of all varieties and colours. An upper garden that has a maze of paths that lead you to... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for the first time this month. Despite having passed by on a regular basis over many years of trips to the Lake District we never realised it was there. The signs are limited and I assume they have a limited advertising budget. They are in any event very popular as we found arriving early to find the car park... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tinker in the garden and was intrigued by the fact that this garden is run solely by volunteers. The day was very wet and I arrived at about 15.30 so not the best start to the visit. Parking was a doddle and the wisteria at the entrance gave me a clue as to the quality I was about to... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gardens to the adjacent Cheshire Home (no admittance). Went in August expecting not much colour. What a mistake!! The walled garden is wonderful, full of coloured beds and really well kept. The gardens around the outside are amazing, particularly the National Collection of Astilbes, a hit for the eye. Do not miss this treat!!

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today was my visit to these gardens, and they are well worth a visit. It was a glorious summer day and the views were stunning. We walked round the gardens and the flowers were absolutely gorgeous. I have never seen such a fantastic display of Astilbes, with different colours. I am definitely going back again and taking more friends. There... More 

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