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Holehird Gardens

Posted on 11th March 2017 by CE Team

Holehird Gardens is a beautiful 10-acre space at the heart of Windermere in the Lake District and a wonderful chance to spot plenty of flora and fauna – with many plants selected specifically because of the stunning surrounding scenery.

Holehird Gardens is the home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society, who have been dedicated to restoring the natural beauty of the Lake District since 1969 and offers plenty of gardens to explore, from rock and heather to alpine and a beautiful and award winning walled space.

Explore at your leisure or why not book a free guided tour of the grounds, perfect for small parties and taking place every Wednesday morning from May to September. Where you will see many passionate gardeners at work and as you’re not far from central Windermere, there’s plenty to do for all the family.

The Lakeland Horticultural Society holds four National Collections at Holehird – Astilbe, Daboecia, Meconopsis and Polystichum. A status granted by Plant Heritage, a cultivated plant conservation charity which aims to protect the diversity of garden plants available in the UK.  Plant Heritage was established in 1978 when it was realised that many wild spaces were disappearing as fashions changed and the ability to propagate older varieties was lost. The Society also holds a Lakeland Collection of Hydrangea.

Holehird Gardens is on the doorstep of many of our Cumbrian holiday cottages and the perfect spot for whiling away a tranquil afternoon.


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