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Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
+44 15394 46008
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A hidden gem in an idyllic setting

Take some time out to discover these breathtaking gardens entirely maintained by volunteers. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David R
via mobile
Lovely little garden - well worth a visit

Lovely gardens with some great flower collections and lovely rockery/heathers. A nice couple of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Henryk F
London, 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 October.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP, England
+44 15394 46008
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take some time out to discover these breathtaking gardens entirely maintained by volunteers. The beauty of the gardens and vistas created are stunning and the vibrant autumnal colours a sheer delight. Apart from the formal gardens walk to the rockery gardens and take in the...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens with some great flower collections and lovely rockery/heathers. A nice couple of hours to look around. Very friendly staff. Only down side is lack of local tea room.

1  Thank Henryk F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting and gardens with all plants marked. I had an enjoyable walk around lots of benches to admire the views.

Thank noddingnelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Pleasing Well kept Gardens,belonging to a Large Country House (Private),built into the hillside. Good Carpark.Entry by Donation. Just a Coffee Machine Though,Could Benefit from a Better Seating,Relaxing Area with more choice of Drinks/Scones or Similar.

Thank john s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful borders in the walled garden and interesting national collections. A bit disappointed there was nowhere to have a cup of tea.

Thank ailsaburton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the top hidden gems in the whole area, this unexpected delight stuns with views and calms with peace and quiet. Like something out of a storybook, sheep roam the grassed area below the gardens, trees of all kinds fill the area, mountains loom...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the gardens by chance with my young family. We looked for somewhere to spend a few hours that wouldn't cost the earth, we weren't disappointed!!! Would recommend to anyone and we will definitely be returning, Hopefully in July to see the gardens in their...More

1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very attractive area. Free to Kew garden ticket holders and they will even throw in a free coffee! Clearly loved and looked after - what we really liked was the fact that they encouraged lots of volunteers. Amazing hydrangeas

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully designed as a keen Gardner myself I found this place inspiring and the view from the top of the garden is spectacular.In one of the greenhouses there is a slate water fall of a design that I've never seen before very clever. There is...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Anyone who marked this garden as mediocre or poor must need their eyes tested or hate plants. This is an excellent garden with the most beautiful back drop of the Langdale mountain range. The planting in the walled garden was superb. Glorious plants, fantastic colour...More

Thank Christine D
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27 December 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
11 November 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
Linzi K
6 July 2016|
Response from HolehirdGardens | Property representative |
Sorry but no. The grounds can be used for wedding photos after the ceremony, but by prior arrangement only.