What better way to reconnect with nature than to immerse yourself within the great gardens of the Lake District? Dripping in colour and bursting with natural fragrances,
An inspirational and awe-inspiring wonderland. Step into the world’s oldest topiary gardens in the gateway to the Lake District.
Levens Hall has evolved from what was once a harsh and imposing 13th Century Pele tower, into a magnificent Elizabeth mansion, that welcomes guests with a warm, welcoming embrace. And what lies hidden behind the extensive stone walls that line this historic estate, is something truly breath-taking.
Travel further into the gardens and discover the Willow labyrinth, Wildflower meadows, Rose gardens, and the magnificent herbaceous borders, which remain to be some of the finest found in England.
There’s always a gardener busy at work who will be happy to answer
Whilst remaining under the tender care of the Cavendish family for hundreds of years, the grounds at Holker Hall have continually evolved into what is now a garden with beauty, charm and character in abundance.
Although impressive in scale, Holker
What makes this place even more exceptional is the fact that Holker gardens remain the perfect destination for both avid gardeners and casual visitors, all year round!
During the spring, an extravaganza of colour emerges throughout the gardens, with magnificent magnolias and rhododendrons framing the displays of wallflowers, tulips and daffodils. Summer billows with bulging borders of vibrant colour, which surround exciting tender plants and flowering trees, as autumn enters with stunning autumnal colours across the landscape.
Holker Hall boast unparalleled gardening worthy of its many awards. and is
A stunning Lakeland Garden for all seasons!
Perched on a hillside in a spectacular setting overlooking Windermere and the Lakeland fells,
What was once an abandoned, overgrown and derelict site in the
Still to this day, Holehird grounds
There is more than enough to keep you busy at Holehird, with plenty to see within the extensive walled garden (the centrepiece of Holehird), the upper gardens (the most diverse area of the gardens), the lower garden, the glasshouses,
The gardens are in their full splendour during late Spring, as rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias are at their prime.
Take a short walk from the village of Ambleside, and
This 8-acre woodland sanctuary is
The former National Trust agent Cubby Acland, who created the garden between 1959 and 1979,
If woodland gardening
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For us here at Heart of the Lakes, exploring our great gardens in the Lake District is the perfect way to reconnect with nature. And if you're wanting to explore