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Historic Quarter Arts Festival incorporating Viola Tricola

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Historic Quarter Arts Festival incorporating Viola Tricola Carlisle’s Historic Quarter Arts Festival is a celebration of contemporary work in a historic setting.
7 Paternoster Row, Carlisle CA3 8TT
Today and Sat 26 Jun

Askham Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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Askham Hall is a Pele Tower incorporating C14, C16 and early C18 elements in a courtyard plan. Opened in 2013 with luxury accommodation, a restaurant, cafe and wedding barn.
Askham Hall, Penrith CA10 2PF
Sun 27 Jun

Ivy House - Open Garden for NGS

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Approx 2 acres of sloping fell-side garden with meandering paths leading to a series of rooms: pond, fern garden, gravel garden with assorted grasses, vegetable and herb garden.
Ivy House, Cumwhitton CA8 9EX
Sun 27 Jun

Park House - Open Garden for NGS

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Romantic Manor House (not open). Extensive vistas. Formal tranquil pond encased in yew hedging. Meadow with meandering pathways, water garden filled with bulbs and ferns.
Park House, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2LG
Sun 27 Jun

Fernhill Coach House - Open Garden for NGS

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Exuberant cottage garden; mixed borders, lots of vegetables, greenhouse, polytunnel. Orchard, hens, bees. Small ponds and lots of roses.
Fernhill Coach House, Grange-Over-Sands LA11 6RX
Sun 27 Jun

Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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4 very different gardens hidden down narrow lanes off the road south out of Grange. Off Kents Bank Road, 3 gardens on Cart Lane all back onto the railway embankment, providing shelter from the wind...
Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens, Grange-Over-Sands LA11 7AF
Sun 27 Jun

Keerside - Open Garden for NGS

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This ½ acre rural garden is constantly evolving, after 8 years hard work. An abundance of roses ramble over trees and an unusual pergola is clad in more roses and honeysuckle.
Keerside, Carnforth LA6 1AP
Sat 3 Jul, Sun 4 Jul, Sat 17 Jul, Sun 18 Jul

Craft & Gift Marquee - Lowther Castle GB Food Festival

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Craft & Gift Marquee - Lowther Castle GB Food Festival Creative Crafts are pleased to announce our attendance at this superb venue, where we will be hosting our Craft & Gift Marquee alongside a multitude of food stalls.
Penrith CA10 2HH
Sat 3 Jul and Sun 4 Jul

Cumbria Autoshow

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A fantastic day out for the whole family Almost 1000 show cars including classic, retro, modified and prestige 5th show, gets bigger and better Spectacular Paul Swift Stunt Show Show arena with
Borderway Exhibition Hall Carlisle CA1 2RS
Sun 4 Jul

Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS

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’More Cornwall than Cumbria’ according to Country Life, a colourful 4 acre garden filled with exotic and rare plants, with dramatic views over the Morecambe Bay.
Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6BE
Sun 4 Jul, Sun 1 Aug

Holehird Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Run by volunteers of the Lakeland Horticultural Society to promote knowledge of gardening in Lakeland conditions. On fellside overlooking Windermere, the 12 acres provide interest year round.
Holehird Gardens, Windermere LA23 1NP
Thu 8 Jul

Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS

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We are pleased to open our gardens and chapel for 3 days this year in support of the NGS. The gardens include lawns, flowing perennial borders, rare and unusual shrubs, trees, small orchard and a...
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith CA10 2DR
Thu 8 Jul, Thu 12 Aug

Chapelside - Open Garden for NGS

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1 acre windy garden below fell round C18 farmhouse and outbuildings. Fine views. Tiny stream, large pond. Herbaceous, gravel, alpine, damp and shade areas, bulbs in grass.
Chapelside, Penrith CA11 0XR
Sun 11 Jul

Winton Park - Open Garden for NGS

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5 acre country garden bordered by the banks of the R Eden with stunning views. Many fine conifers, acers and rhododendrons, herbaceous borders, hostas, ferns, grasses, heathers and several hundred...
Winton Park, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4PG
Sun 11 Jul

Holme Meadow - Open Garden for NGS

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Village garden developed and landscaped from scratch by owners. Incl shrubbery, perennial beds supplemented by annuals; summerhouse, pergola and trellis with climbers, slate beds and water feature,...
Holme Meadow, Carlisle CA4 8DR
Sun 18 Jul

Rydal Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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Forty acres of Park, Woodland and Gardens to explore. The Formal Thomas Mawson Garden has fine examples of herbaceous planting, seasonal displays and magnificent views of the Lakeland Fells.
Rydal Hall, Ambleside LA22 9LX
Sun 18 Jul

Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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4 very different gardens hidden down narrow lanes off the road south out of Grange. Off Kents Bank Road, 3 gardens on Cart Lane all back onto the railway embankment, providing shelter from the wind...
Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens, Grange-Over-Sands LA11 7AF
Sun 25 Jul

The Greyhound Wagon pull

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At 9am a large team of 60 plus males and females will attempt to pull Lakes scaffoldings wagon approx 2 miles junction to junction of the notorious Greyhound hill up out of kendal on the old sedbergh
sedbergh drive. kendal. cumbria. LA9 6BE
Sun 25 Jul

Carlisle & Cumbria Artists annual Fratry Exhibition

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Carlisle & Cumbria Artists present their 52nd annual fratry exhibition. There will be a wide variety of original paintings for sale including landscapes, figurative and still life work in both...
Carlisle Cathedral Fratry (entry via Cathedral cafe) CA3 8TZ
Thu 29 Jul to Sun 15 Aug

Lake District Summer Music Festival

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This year we celebrate the life and work of William Walton through chamber music, song and talks, culminating in a festival finale with Façade and Henry V.
South Lakes LA9 4PU
Fri 30 Jul to Sun 8 Aug

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