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Holehird Gardens

Open Now: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This is a lovely garden to visit. The flowers were out in full colour. There is a more formal... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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A little piece of heaven

If you love flowers and gardens then, Holehird garden is just the place for you. It’s not far from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thane, India
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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
+44 15394 46008
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely garden to visit. The flowers were out in full colour. There is a more formal garden and then a garden area which you can wonder around and is less formal. The latter would be difficult if you had mobility issues. A...More

Thank perizada2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited second week of September and surprised at how much colour there still was in gardens. Gardens and Cheshire home are next to one another but Cheshire home not accessible to public. This leads to confusing signage as gardens cover an area to right of...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walled garden with seasonal interest. Unfortunately no cafe but free car park and entry is with suggested £5 donation

Thank Solitair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love flowers and gardens then, Holehird garden is just the place for you. It’s not far from Windermere and if you are fit and fond of walking then I would advise you to walk. If you are handicapped like me then you can...More

1  Thank Judeesg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit- a wonderful garden and completely done by volunteers! Unbelievable! Hydrangeas in bloom en masse, lots of lovely ferns, herbaceous borders and such a pleasant place to sit and relax. Free to enter- donations appreciated, Can't wait to visit again.

Thank Loretta R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely walled garden is the centrepiece to surrounding garden. wide range of plants/flowers. Spectacular views over the lakes. A quiet peaceful place for contemplation. A hidden gem.

Thank Clifford M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully manicured gardens, which can only be appreciated after a visit. Came away with many photographs and ideas to adopt into my own garden. The way a multitude of different areas have been created each one blending in with its surroundings. If only a venue...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit and have a walk. In addition to containing hundreds of gorgeous flowers and plants, there's a stunning view of the hills.

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Acres of beautifully manicured gardens, surrounded by fields and woods. The walled garden is quite spectacular and it’s worth venturing down to the little lake ‘Holehird Tarn’ to see the lillies. From the top of the gardens, you can see the lake and mountains. Plenty...More

Thank Sophie K
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I only found this garden by accident through a google search for "best gardens in the Lake District." It's above Windermere, but follow the signs: GPS/SatNav takes you way off on minor roads. A wonderful walled garden, borders, and mass collections of astillbes and other...More

1  Thank mbcic
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Paula S
14 May 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
28 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
12 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