Holehird Gardens

The Lakeland Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Holehird are probably unique in being developed and completely maintained by volunteers as well as being funded entirely by donations and, in the summer months, from the sale of plants propagated from the garden.

The 17 acre hillside garden includes specimen trees and shrubs, extensive rock and heather gardens, alpine houses, a walled garden and herbaceous borders. The superb Lakeland setting also contains a small woodland walk and water features.

The Society holds four National Collections of Astilbe, Daboecia, Meconopsis and Polystichum Ferns as well as having a renowned collection of Hydrangea.


Open all year from dawn to dusk.
Reception open Apr – Nov for advice and the sale of guide books, postcards, etc.

Assistance dogs only.


Holehird Gardens is approximately 1 mile on the A592 Kirkstone Pass Road off the A591 through Windermere. Coaches strictly by appointment. Contact groups@holehirdgardens.org.uk

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