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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
Sun 21 Mar, Thu 8 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 21 Mar, Sun 18 Jul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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