Holehird Gardens  

Holehird Gardens

Route: Holehird Gardens  

Area: Southern Lake District

Date of walk: 12th May 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 3 miles

Ascent: 300 feet

Weather:  Cloudy, some sunny spells

Holehird Gardens are managed by the Lakeland Horticultural Society which exists to promote horticulture with particular reference to soil conditions in the Lake District. We were last here 2 years ago when we combined a visit to the gardens with a walk to Orrest Head (click here for that walk)

The garden is open to the public daily throughout the year from dawn to dusk and admission is by donation – £4 per adult is suggested, though we added a little more since the garden is non-profit making and survives solely on gifted income

I’ve not included a route map, since this is a place to wander around as your fancy takes you. There’s plenty to see, including a formal walled garden, herbaceous beds, shrubberies, a woodland walk and a hidden tarn – we explored all of these and more

I’ll let the pictures tell the story of a wonderful 3 hours or so…

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