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Holehird Gardens

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Better than ever pity no tea room.

Friends from Devon who had lived in the Lakes many years were visiting and revealed they had never... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Our favourite garden

We visit this garden every time we visit the Lakes and we love it more each time. It is run by... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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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. Our Visitor Information office is open daily from 10.00 to 16.00 from April to the end of...more
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Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
+44 15394 46008
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been a few times over the years, and was showing it to my garden mad niece, who loved it, despite the season, as there were still a lot of interesting plants. Its small and well run, as others have said its not a commercial...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Friends from Devon who had lived in the Lakes many years were visiting and revealed they had never visited Holehird which was the perfect excuse for my first visit of the year. Despite the fact it was October the Alpine Garden and Walled Garden were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We visit this garden every time we visit the Lakes and we love it more each time. It is run by volunteers, looks fabulous, has a national collection of hydrangeas (out in September when we visit) and just a joy to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rabandted
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Holehird is a hidden gem! I've visited multiple times, and there's always something to see. Go in August or September to see the amazing astilbe collection (the British national collection, in fact) and the stunning display of hydrangeas and dahlias, or in April to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely garden to visit. The flowers were out in full colour. There is a more formal garden and then a garden area which you can wonder around and is less formal. The latter would be difficult if you had mobility issues. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited second week of September and surprised at how much colour there still was in gardens. Gardens and Cheshire home are next to one another but Cheshire home not accessible to public. This leads to confusing signage as gardens cover an area to right of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Lovely walled garden with seasonal interest. Unfortunately no cafe but free car park and entry is with suggested £5 donation

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Solitair
Reviewed September 7, 2018

If you love flowers and gardens then, Holehird garden is just the place for you. It’s not far from Windermere and if you are fit and fond of walking then I would advise you to walk. If you are handicapped like me then you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

This is a must visit- a wonderful garden and completely done by volunteers! Unbelievable! Hydrangeas in bloom en masse, lots of lovely ferns, herbaceous borders and such a pleasant place to sit and relax. Free to enter- donations appreciated, Can't wait to visit again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Loretta R
Reviewed August 22, 2018

A lovely walled garden is the centrepiece to surrounding garden. wide range of plants/flowers. Spectacular views over the lakes. A quiet peaceful place for contemplation. A hidden gem.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Paula S
May 14, 2018|
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Response from GEOFF W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, sorry . The gardens have luscious gentle gradual lawns, and some of the most spectacular views and seats are in elevated areas, which involve single file walks as the paths are narrow in some parts. So, on... More
December 27, 2016|
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Response from HolehirdGardens | Property representative |
1) Weather fine 2) Taxi is best bet unless you are a keen walker - see the web site for visiting details and directions. 3) Entrance is free - a donations box is available on site. Most of the garden is dormant at the... More
Debby L
November 11, 2016|
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Response from HolehirdGardens | Property representative |
There is limited wheelchair access. If you provide an email address I will let you have a map showing various access areas. Entry is free but a donation of £4 per person is welcomed to help with costs of running the garden... More