Gardens and Forests

The Lake District is well known for its stunning scenery, magnificent forests and some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK can be found here. With a backdrop of lakes and mountains there is a huge variety of gardens to discover, many of which sit alongside historic houses and landmarks.

We have many types of gardens you can visit from cottage style and informal gardens to sweeping estates with world famous plants and topiary. Whether you are after flower walks, good places to picnic, somewhere to walk your dog or let the children play, there is a great day out to be found. Or venture into the woods for walking and cycling trails, discover quiet picnic areas, admire the wildlife  and amazing sculpture.

 

Plan your visit by clicking on our Gardens and Forests in Cumbria to find out more:

Acorn Bank (Temple Sowerby, near Penrith)

Allan Bank (Grasmere, near Ambleside)

Askham Hall (near Penrith)

Brantwood (Coniston)

Brockhole Visitor Centre (Windermere)

Dalemain Mansion & Gardens (Dalemain, Penrith)

Grizedale Forest (Hawkshead)

Holehird Gardens (Windermere)

Holker Hall & Gardens (Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands)

Hutton-in-the-Forest (Penrith)

Kirklinton Hall & Gardens (near Carlisle)

Levens Hall & Gardens (Kendal)

Lowther Castle & Gardens (near Penrith)

Mirehouse & Gardens (near Keswick)

Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre (Ravenglass)

Sizergh Castle (Sizergh, near Kendal)

Swarthmoor Hall (Ulverston)

Wordsworth House & Gardens (Cockermouth)

See also our collection of Historic Houses and Stately Homes across the Lake District and Cumbria.

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