Holehird Gardens

On a hillside overlooking Windermere, with stunning views to the Lakeland fells, Holehird Gardens delights visitors in all seasons of the year. The Gardens are managed by the volunteers of the Lakeland Horticultural Society, founded in 1969 to demonstrate the possibilities for gardening in the Lake District. The 12 acre garden includes a walled garden, naturally occurring water features, specimen trees and shrubs, extensive rock and heather gardens, glasshouses and much more. The LHS is home to 4 national collections – astilbe, daboecia (heathers), meconopsis and polystichum (ferns) – as well as an extensive collection of hydrangea.

Entry by donation: £5 per adult requested.

Patterdale Road, Windermere, LA23 1NP
Tel: 015394 46008 www.holehirdgardens.org.uk


Open every day from dawn to dusk. Visitor Reception is open from April to October, for information and advice and the sale of Holehird-grown plants, publications and hot drinks.  

Assistance dogs only.


On A592, approximately one mile from junction with A591, in direction of Ullswater.
Coaches by prior arrangement only.  Contact groups@holehirdgardens.org.uk

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