Saturday, 15 June 2013

Holehird Gardens in the English Lake District - one of my favourite gardens in the world.

Holehird Gardens, Troutbeck, Cumbria, Lake District, June 2013 ( please credit me and link to this page if you wish to use this photo)
Holehird Gardens are in the grounds of Holehird, the Cheshire Home, just outside of Windermere. The gardens are run by the Lakes Horticultural Society, all volunteers. When I visited last week, they were clearing the tulips, most of which had just gone over their best. Along with everything else in the garden this year, they were two to three weeks late.

Entry is free. There are usually plants for sale at very reasonable prices. I bought 2 fuchsia and 3 scented geraniums. This place is an absolute gem. Here's the link to Holehird Gardens website.

For years it seemed as if no one knew about Holehird. Often I visited and found very few people there. However, word is spreading, and last week there were ate least 30 other visitors there! In theory, if it grows at Holehird, it will grow in my garden. Conditions are very similar.

If you visit the Lakes and love gardens, put this at the top of your list.

Border at Holehird, early June 2013. Please credit and link if you use this photo.

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