Gresgarth Hall Gardens
Gresgarth Hall Gardens
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK2,395 contributions
The garden is only open one Sunday a month between February and November. This year we have opted to visit every month to observe the changing seasons and this is the best way to observe the skill which has gone into the design. This is a large mature garden with woodland walks which enables them to devote dedicated space to seasonal planting and every month there has been a new highlight in different parts of the garden. At present the herbaceous borders are at their best and the productive walled vegetable garden is producing its harvest.
There is much to admire in the many design features all around the estate.
Written August 16, 2022
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Trekkin Traveller
St Helens, UK979 contributions
Couples
The gardens are only open one Sunday every month. We were lucky enough to be in the area that weekend and enjoy the stunning gardens beautifully designed. We explored along the river and the various footpaths and bridges. We really enjoyed our few hours here. There wasn’t anywhere to eat (I’m not sure if that was because of covid) but there was a coffee and cake stand at the front of the hall for light refreshments. I’d really recommend a visit.
Written September 13, 2020
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whatdidicomefor
Lancaster, UK540 contributions
Couples
Beautiful gardens. Lots of variety- borders, lawns, woodland, potager. Not massive so a couple of hours will do. There are seats dotted around where you can sit and contemplate. Toilets. Coffee wagon. Plentiful parking. Open second Sunday of the month only. No entry to the house.
Written August 10, 2021
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DisgustedGreayHarwoo
Blackburn, UK77 contributions
Couples
For what we paid I was diagnosed at the size of the garden we were soon round the place mostly a pond band the river running by very nice band having to park on the grass on a wet day is not good all right for a quick look around.
Written February 20, 2019
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swright1967
Leeds, UK29 contributions
Went to Gresgarth Hall on the recommendation of the owner of Bluebell Nurseries and also a friend had read about it. This is now my favourite garden that I have been to (sorry Bodnant!!!!)
The setting is spectacular and the gardens are superb.
The attention to detail is amazing (little wonder the owner has won so many gold medals at Chelsea).
Very natural and sympathetically created in the landscape. It is a delight to visit as both a 'non' gardener and a very enthusiastic one!!!
I would recommend everyone should visit this garden at least once. It's a shame it's only open once a month - I can't wait to return to see it again (probably will have to be August) and this time with picnic prepared so can stay longer and enjoy the wonderful views.
I will now be looking to see what I can find out about this fabulous garden and the woman who created it.!!!!
The only small criticism to the experience was the booklet/map - it could do with being a bit more informative.
Written June 9, 2013
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imogenManhatten
Manhatten41 contributions
Friends
This Hall is set in beautiful grounds that are very well cared for.However, signage is poor,no signs to say where facilities are eg toilets,hotdrinks venue.Also the entrance fee of £8.50p is too pricey.On a fine summers day it would be well worth a visit,but not in winter time.
Written February 8, 2015
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Charlie Brown, Cumbria
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Couples
Over the years I have visited gardens from Kashmir to Lake Maggiore, from Cornwall to Scotland. Gresgarth is just down the road. We have been meaning to visit for years and finally went on the last month of the year they were open. I must confess I was not expecting much. But those expectations were shattered, these gardens are stunningly beautiful. Not grand like Chatsworth or precise like the topiary at Levens, but so comfortable in their planting, in the way they fit into the landscape and make use of the remains of the area's old water engineering. Fascinating. They move seamlessly from more formal but never stiff near the house, softened perfectly by the planting, into the woodland areas as they wend their way up the stream valley making the boundary between garden and countryside indistinct. Not large, but lovely, you could walk around in less than two hours, but a day spent appreciating them properly would be a day well spent. I look forward to visiting again and seeing them in all their seasons. I just wish we had the ground to try some of the ideas here.
Written May 3, 2019
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MaggieDug18
Newcastle, UK23 contributions
Friends
I arranged for our gardening group of 35, to visit Gresgarth Hall, while we were in the area visiting lots of private gardens.
What a place, every corner you turned, you were stopped in your tracks.
Its wonderful, fabulously designed, wonderful choice of plants, mostly named (which is unusual these days, as the labels disappear)

Such style, We visit many gardens in the course of each year, but Gresgarth is up there with the best. Lots of smaller design ideas which you could take away and use in a normal garden

Visiting in June, although the weather wasnt brilliant, the perfume just filled the garden from getting off the coach.

If you like gardens - you will love this one!!!
Written June 29, 2014
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buffy2013
Blackpool, UK53 contributions
Friends
This was my first visit and I will definitely return as I found the gardens beautiful, tranquil and relaxing.

There is so much to see and get inspiration from as there are so many colourful displays of flowers, shrubs and trees. There are many little paths leading you to other areas of interest including a large waterlily covered pond and paths that lead you down to the river.

Make sure you take your camera.
Written September 8, 2013
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Helrob
Burnley, UK85 contributions
Couples
I stumbled across this place in a booklet about gardens to visit. I had never heard of it even though I only live an hour away.
We decided to visit the next day, not knowing what to expect. We took a while to even get past the plant stalls as they had a great variety of stuff to buy. Usually the plants on these stalls seem to be the sort of thing I already have, that seeds itself. But this time there was unusual fare, and I spent lots. I don't know if these stalls are always present at open days.
Inside, we were delighted by the mix of formal and informal. We were in time for the perennials, waterlilies and kitchen garden, but clearly need to revisit at other seasons for spring flowers, autumn colour etc..
I loved the gardens and felt very uplifted. We enjoyed coffee and cake, which turned out to be our lunch. There aren't facilities to cook lunch/ soup etc. A cock and hens strolled between us as we ate, which was amusing.
All in all a charming visit. Can't wait to go back. Wish I could have a private visit with the owner who could tell me all about it.
Written August 14, 2016
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