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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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A little piece of heaven

If you love flowers and gardens then, Holehird garden is just the place for you. It’s not far from... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Thane, India

This is a must visit- a wonderful garden and completely done by volunteers! Unbelievable... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Loretta R
Lincolnshire, 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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All reviews walled garden horticultural society national collections run by volunteers for sale suggested donation wonderful garden interesting plants blue poppies herbaceous borders flower beds year round worth a visit langdale pikes different areas stunning views lake district
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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
Thank Clifford M
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Beautifully manicured gardens, which can only be appreciated after a visit. Came away with many photographs and ideas to adopt into my own garden. The way a multitude of different areas have been created each one blending in with its surroundings. If only a venue...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit and have a walk. In addition to containing hundreds of gorgeous flowers and plants, there's a stunning view of the hills.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emmacgordon
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Acres of beautifully manicured gardens, surrounded by fields and woods. The walled garden is quite spectacular and it’s worth venturing down to the little lake ‘Holehird Tarn’ to see the lillies. From the top of the gardens, you can see the lake and mountains. Plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sophiesR4607JZ
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I only found this garden by accident through a google search for "best gardens in the Lake District." It's above Windermere, but follow the signs: GPS/SatNav takes you way off on minor roads. A wonderful walled garden, borders, and mass collections of astillbes and other...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed July 10, 2018

If you love a garden and a great view this is an awesome place to visit. A lovely vista of the surrounding lakes and mountains bordered by a combination of different flower beds. The walled garden is spectacular even though the summer has hit it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leonie S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Beautifully maintained and laid out gardens well worth a visit, especially on a warm sunny summer's day like we did. All grown and looked after by amateur gardeners, which is amazing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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tahira p
April 1, 2019|
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Response from Wetheral1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to parking for about 25 vehicles - I have never visited and there not been spaces.I would say not really suitable for children.
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