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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 9 May, Sun 6 Jun

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 30 May, Sun 20 Jun, Sun 11 Jul

Coombe Eden - Open Garden for NGS

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A garden of traditional and contemporary beds. Steep banks down to stream with pretty Japanese style bridge. Large Rhododendrons give a breathtaking show - end of May.
Coombe Eden, Carlisle CA4 9PQ
Sat 5 Jun, Sun 6 Jun, Sat 31 Jul, Sun 1 Aug

Hazel Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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Flower arrangers and plantsman’s garden. Extending to approx 5 acres. Includes mature herbaceous borders, pergola, ponds and planting of disused railway siding providing home to wildlife.
Hazel Cottage, Carlisle CA4 9PG
Sat 5 Jun, Sun 6 Jun, Sat 31 Jul, Sun 1 Aug

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 6 Jun, Sun 5 Sep

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 6 Jun, Sun 27 Jun

Tithe Barn - Open Garden for NGS

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Set on a slight incline, the thatched property has stunning views of the Lake District, Pennines and Scottish Border hills.
Tithe Barn, Carlisle CA6 4PJ
Sun 6 Jun

Quarry Hill House - Open Garden for NGS

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3 acre parkland setting country house (not open) woodland garden with marvellous views of Skiddaw, Binsey and the Northern Fells and also the Solway and Scotland.
Quarry Hill House, Wigton CA7 1AE
Sun 6 Jun

Low Crag - Open Garden for NGS

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A relaxed, wildlife-friendly 2-acre farmhouse garden, designed and maintained on organic principles. Transitions from a formal garden, featuring yew hedges and herbaceous planting, through to a...
Low Crag, Kendal LA8 8LE
Sun 13 Jun

8 Oxenholme Road - Open Garden for NGS

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Artist and potters garden of approx ½ acre of mixed planting designed for year-round interest, incl two linked small ponds.
8 Oxenholme Road, Kendal LA9 7NJ
Sun 13 Jun

Hayton Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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A valley of gardens of varied size and styles all within ½m, mostly of old stone cottages. Smaller and larger cottage gardens, courtyards and containers, steep wooded slopes, lawns, exuberant...
Hayton Village Gardens, Brampton CA8 9HR
Sun 13 Jun

Little Crag - Open Garden for NGS

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A beautiful well-established cottage garden designed in terraces and slopes over different levels. Riotous with mature shrubs, evergreen topiary, roses, peonies and herbaceous planting, all jostling...
Little Crag, Kendal LA8 8LE
Sun 13 Jun

Whetstone Croft & Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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Two different, tranquil, south-facing cottage gardens overlooking the Woodland valley. Herbaceous borders bursting with cottage-garden favourites, mature flowering shrubs, azaleas, herb beds, stoop...
Whetstone Croft & Cottage, Broughton-In-Furness LA20 6AE
Sat 19 Jun and Sun 20 Jun

Eden Mount Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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The Cottage - Hidden from view with wide gravel paths and a number of steps. Lovely changing views over Morecambe Bay. Eden Mount - Compact garden.
Eden Mount Gardens, Grange-Over-Sands LA11 6BZ
Sun 20 Jun

Church View - Open Garden for NGS

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Its all about the plants! Less than ½ acre of garden but with layers of texture, colour and interest in abundance, this is a garden for plantaholics.
Church View, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6UN
Wed 23 Jun, Wed 15 Sep

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

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

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