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Holehird Gardens

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Beautiful tranquil break from the tourist hordes

If you love a garden and a great view this is an awesome place to visit. A lovely vista of the... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Leonie S
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Busselton, Australia
Awesome!

Beautifully maintained and laid out gardens well worth a visit, especially on a warm sunny summer's... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Ian H
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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
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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
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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
Thank Ian H
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited these gardens on the way home from a holiday in the lakes. They are stunning!! Well kept and a great array of flowers and plants in a delightful setting. We enjoyed the gardens for a couple of hours. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

With an annual rainfall of 1600 mm, we caught the gardens in a week of still sunshine and clear blue skies over the fells. 11:00 Wednesday morning, Maggie guided knowledgeably a group of 6 round the gardens, national collections, and production areas for just over...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

As members of the HoleHird Gardens always a lovely visit looking at the truly amazing work Of all The members and volunteers that help Maintain the beautiful Gardens ...., truly worth a visit you won’t be disappointed also large selection of lovely nurtured plants to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Off the beaten track but worth looking for. Narrow driveway through gates which open as you near them. Not much space so drive slowly up the lane. The gardens are on a slope, so a lot of walking uphill, but there are benches everywhere and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Diane F
Reviewed June 10, 2018

structured garden of the horticulture society. wonderful plants an many inspirations for my own garden.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Claudialoves2travel
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

The Himalayan blue poppies were spectacular and the mini hosta collection was interesting.The volunteers must be congratulated.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kcliff_12
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We had a really lovely time visiting this fantastic garden. It is beautiful and so restful. Wonderful views too! The range of flower and plants is amazing. They have several national collections there. The fact it is looked after by just volunteers is hard to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank chrissie21Yorkshire
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Firstly I would request that the signage to the gardens needs to be improved as the gardens are off the beaten track. Once arrived the gardens are well maintained by volunteers, with all plants being labelled up. This is excellent for any visiting gardener as...More

Date of experience: May 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.
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paulaPC123
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
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HydSarithaKshatri
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
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