The Lake District is well known for its stunning scenery and some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK. 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.

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.

We recommend:

Askham Hall (near Penrith)

Brantwood (Coniston)

Brockhole Visitor Centre (Windermere)

Dalemain Mansion & Gardens (Dalemain, Penrith)

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

Hutton-in-the-Forest (Penrith)

Levens Hall & Gardens (Kendal)

Mirehouse & Gardens (near Keswick)

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

William and Dorothy’s gardens at Dove Cottage (Grasmere) and Rydal Mount.

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

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