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Today to Fri 22 Jun, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Tenter End Barn - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of cultivated and natural areas, in a secretive rural setting. A patio garden, large lawns, herbaceous borders and a small vegetable patch. Walks on the wild side around a mere and woodlands. Many birds can be seen at various feeding stations, also waterfowl on the mere. All managed by one OAP.
Tenter End Barn, Kendal
Sun 27 May

More details - Alternative Perspectives Lecture: Economics With a Human Face
A talk by Ken Cholerton
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom, Branthwaite Brow, Off Market Place, Kendal
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Kendal Mountain Tour - Tales of Adventure - Kendal
A one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our Kendal tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Olly Hicks and Anna McNuff.
Brewery Arts Centre,122a Highgate, Kendal,
Fri 8 Jun

More details - 'Fusion"
Green Door are thrilled to be returning to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre with a new group exhibition of exciting and eclectic art. ‘Fusion’, with work from more than 30 Green Door artists, will include ceramics, glass, mixed media, painting. photography, printmaking and textiles.
Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal
Fri 8 Jun to Sat 21 Jul

More details - 8 Oxenholme Road - Open Garden for NGS
Artist and potters garden of approx ½ acre of mixed planting designed for year-round interest, incl two linked small ponds. Roses, grasses and colour themed borders surround the house, with a gravel garden at the front, as well as a number of woodland plant areas, vegetable and fruit areas and sitting spaces.
8 Oxenholme Road, Kendal
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Middle Blakebank - Open Garden for NGS
The garden extends to 4½ acres and overlooks the Lyth Valley with extensive views south to Morecambe Bay and east to the Howgills. We have orchards, wild flower meadow and more formal garden with a range of outbuildings.
Middle Blakebank, Kendal
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Allegri perform Handel and Fauré
Allegri Singers and Players perform two great masterpieces for small choir. Handel’s Dixit Dominus was written after he visited Italy and shows the young composer’s mastery of extrovert Italian choral techniques.
St Cuthbert’s Church, Kentmere
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Low Blakebank - Open Garden for NGS
Charming and secluded 3 acre garden surrounding a C17 Lakeland farmhouse and bank barn. Plenty of seating to enjoy the beautiful views of the Lyth Valley and Scout Scar. Garden under development. Mixed borders, ponds, lawned areas, topiary, small bluebell wood and vegetable garden.
Low Blakebank, Kendal
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Sizergh - Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters
Explore Cecilia Strickland’s life at Sizergh in the eighteenth century, through her own words. Uncover the story of one of Sizergh’s influential eighteenth-century residents, Cecilia Strickland, as her experiences of love, loss and hope are brought to life in a new exhibition through the house and gardens...
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today, Sat 26 May, Mon 28 May to Sat 2 Jun, Mon 4 Jun to Sat 9 Jun, Mon 11 Jun to Sat 16 Jun, Mon 18 Jun to Sat 23 Jun, Mon 25 Jun to Sat 30 Jun, Mon 2 Jul to Sat 7 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Sizergh - Garden walks
Join one of our volunteers for a guided walk around the gardens at Sizergh. You’ll find real variety in our seven-hectare garden - from the formal hot wall to the wilder landscape of the magnificent limestone rock garden. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today, Mon 28 May to Fri 1 Jun, Mon 4 Jun to Fri 8 Jun, Mon 11 Jun to Fri 15 Jun, Mon 18 Jun to Fri 22 Jun, Mon 25 Jun to Fri 29 Jun, Mon 2 Jul to Fri 6 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Sizergh - Estate Walks (1.5 miles)
Join us on a guided tour of the beautiful and diverse Sizergh estate. Enjoy a two hour, 1.5 mile, guided walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh and the surrounding countryside. There are two walks to choose from. The Sizergh Fell walk, at 11am, reveals stunning views and hidden archeology.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Mon 28 May, Mon 4 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Sizergh - Garden Walks
Join a member of our garden team and discover seasonal garden surprises at Sizergh. Explore a stunning mix of bright, spring flowers complete with the original Lakeland daffodil carpets, the wildflower bank and Snakeshead Fritillaria, with fabulous views of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Allegri perform Handel and Fauré
Allegri Singers and Players perform two great masterpieces for small choir. Handel’s Dixit Dominus was written after he visited Italy and shows the young composer’s mastery of extrovert Italian choral techniques.
St Mary’s Church, Crosthwaite
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Orchard Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre sloping garden in old orchard. Plantsperson’s paradise. Winding paths, diverse habitats, secret vistas. All yr interest and colour. Collections of ferns (100+ varieties), hellebores (70+), grasses, cottage plants, geraniums, Acers (36) Hostas. Auricula theatres, ’imaginary’ stream, bog garden.
Orchard Cottage, Kendal
Sun 27 May, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Orchard Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre sloping garden in old orchard. Plantsperson’s paradise. Winding paths, diverse habitats, secret vistas. All yr interest and colour. Collections of ferns (100+ varieties), hellebores (70+), grasses, cottage plants, geraniums, Acers (36) Hostas. Auricula theatres, ’imaginary’ stream, bog garden.
Orchard Cottage, Kendal
Sun 27 May

More details - Windy Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Paradise. I was bowled over by the ecologically intelligent approach you and Diane take and the exquisitely planted back garden or hill with rare species and subspecies so elegantly placed where they will flourish. It was truly superb. The garden left a lasting impression on all.
Windy Hall, Windermere
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Brackenrigg Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of wildlife garden run on organic lines with a combination of native and cultivated plants, shrubs and trees. Water features created from a diverted culvert giving streams, waterfall and pond. Woodland area, bog garden, wild flower meadows. The new deer fence works a treat. Stout footwear needed.
Brackenrigg Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Townend - Guided Tours
Want to find out how you can ’burn a candle at both ends’ and how the crafty chambermaid outwitted the rich merchant' Then join one of our tours, every open day at 11am and 12 noon. Places limited. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Today to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun, Wed 6 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Wed 13 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun to Sun 1 Jul, Wed 4 Jul to Sun 8 Jul

More details - Townend - Talk - Life at Townend
Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive. Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Sat 26 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Townend - A Taste of Townend
The Brownes’ family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We’ll be cooking all afternoon where we’ll recreate some of the recipes. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Thu 31 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Yews - Open Garden for NGS
Medium-sized formal Edwardian garden; fine trees, ha-ha, herbaceous borders; glasshouse (by Messenger). Bog area with, bamboos, primuli, hostas. Young yew maze and vegetable garden. Designed by H. Avray Tipping in 1912. Rose garden under reconstruction.
Yews, Storrs Park, Bowness-on-Windermere
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Country Fest
Celebrate the beginning of British Summertime at Country Fest! A fantastic family weekend filled with delicious food and drink, countryside and children’s activities, spectacular and daring demonstrations, live music and plenty more for the whole family to get involved in.
County Showground,Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Summerdale House - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre part-walled country garden set around C18 former vicarage. Several defined areas have been created by hedges, each with its own theme and linked by intricate cobbled pathways. Beautiful setting with fine views across to Farleton Fell.
Summerdale House, Lupton
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Hill Top - Hill Top Friday tours
Experience Hill Top out of hours and get up close to items from Beatrix Potter’s collection. Step into Beatrix’s beloved farmhouse and view its contents away from the crowds every closed Friday from 10 February. Booking Advisable. Phone: 015394 36269. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Today

More details - Hill Top - Seed planting
Plant seeds with our very own Mr McGregor at Hill Top and take them home in a compostable pot. You’ll be planting your pots in the garden that Beatrix Potter created, and today is looked after by Pete, the gardener of Hill Top. Don’t worry, he’s much friendlier than Mr McGregor!
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Tue 29 May, Thu 31 May, Tue 24 Jul, Thu 26 Jul

More details - Beautiful End: A Shared Performance
‘Beautiful End’ is a project led by Artist in Residence Carran Waterfield, and is based on the 1918 novel of the same name by Westmorland writer Constance Holme.
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe
Sat 26 May

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday between 1pm and 3pm, you can learn more about conservation and see objects from the Beatrix Potter Gallery collection not normally on display. An opportunity to talk to the conservation team and learn about how the collection is managed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Today, Fri 1 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Fri 6 Jul

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - 'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition
Featuring Beatrix Potter’s original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children’s author. Enjoy a rare chance to see Beatrix’s sketches and illustrations up close in this new exhibition for 2018.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Storytelling
Drop in between 1pm and 3pm to hear the classic Beatrix Potter tales read aloud by one of the friendly volunteers. Surrounded by Beatrix’s original artwork from her little white books, in what was the office of Beatrix’s husband, there will be storytelling between 1pm and 3pm.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Tue 29 May

More details - Fell Foot - Summer of Sport
Come and try that sport you were always curious about at our brand new Active Base. Have a go at a range of outdoor activities throughout the summer holidays and get a taste for the great outdoors.With yoga, swimming, kayaking and much more of offer, there’s something for everyone. Booking Not Needed.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Wed 30 May, Fri 1 Jun, Wed 25 Jul, Fri 27 Jul

More details - Fell Foot - Father's Day at Fell Foot
Treat Dad to an outdoors adventure! Celebrate Father’s Day with an outdoors adventure at Fell Foot and a treat in the cafe. Try kayaking, canoeing, raft-building or outdoor swimming. Booking Not Needed.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Lakeside Hotel & Rocky Bank - Open Garden for NGS
Two diverse gardens on the shores of Lake Windermere. Lakeside has been created for year round interest, packed with choice plants, incl some unusual varieties. Main garden area with herbaceous borders and foliage shrubs, scented and winter interest plants and seasonal bedding.
Lakeside Hotel & Rocky Bank, Ulverston
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 16 Aug

More details - Hutton Roof Country Fair and Fell Race
Hutton Roof Country Fair and Fell Race at Hutton Roof, near Kirkby Lonsdale, is a great family day out with lots of FREE stuff for kids to do including circus workshop, painting competition, traditional games and sports (sack race, egg and spoon etc).
Hutton Roof Village Hall, Hutton Roof near Kirkby Lonsdale
Sat 26 May

More details - Fell Yeat - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre country garden with mixed planting, incl unusual trees, shrubs and some topiary. Small woodland garden and woodland glades. 2 ponds which encourage dragonflies. Several arbours where you can sit and relax. New paved topiary garden.
Fell Yeat, Kirkby Lonsdale
Sun 27 May

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Printing with nature
Have fun with nature on this printmaking workshop with local artist Karen Lester. Using simple mono-printing techniques, and leaves, grass and flowers you can create your own print to take home. This workshop is suitable for all but children need to be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in sessions throughout the day.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Mon 28 May

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Grasmere Gallop
Grasmere Gallop has become one of the friendliest fell races in the Lakes, attracting first-time runners, Nordic walkers and families racing alongside seasoned fell-runners.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Herdwick felting workshops
Create a Lakeland summer inspired scene using Herdwick and Corriedale wool with artist Kathryn Thompson. Join a wet felting workshop at 10.30am or 1.45pm, or a needle felting workshop at 12 noon or 3.15pm. This is a great introduction to the art of felting.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Talk: An introduction to the Keswick School of Industrial Art by Dr Alwyn Turner
Dr Alwyn Turner will show a large collection of Keswick School of Industrial Art artefacts to illustrate his introductory talk. A 10 to 15 minute talk from Dr Alwyn Turner with the opportunity for questions at the end. Talks take place throughout the day, please see times below. Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
Traditional Lake District garden that has been redesigned and replanted. A wonderful display of hellebores and spring flowers. Gardens on a series of terraces leading down to the R Leven and incl: rose garden, cutting garden, dell area, rock terrace, herbaceous borders and many interesting mature shrubs.
Haverthwaite Lodge, Haverthwaite
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 16 Aug

More details - Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS
’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
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Hazelwood Farm - Open Garden for NGS
A theatre of light curtained by backdrops of woodland. Steep paths winding up and through natural limestone cliff, intersected by a tumbling rill joining ponds, provide staging for alpine gems and drifts of herbaceous, prairie and woodland planting. Old and English roses, bulbs and the National Collection of Hepatica.
Hazelwood Farm, Carnforth
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Arnside Sailing Club, Try Sailing Day
Try out sailing with Arnside Sailing Club on the scenic Kent Estuary with views of the Lakeland Fells on Bank Holiday Monday. The event will run from 1115 to 1315 at high tide from the slipway opposite the Albion on the Promenade. Adults, families and children welcome.
Arnside Promenade
Sat 26 May

More details - Askham Hall - Open Garden for NGS
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, spa, cafe and wedding barn. Splendid formal garden with terraces of herbaceous borders and topiary, dating back to C17.
Askham Hall, Penrith
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Penrith 5K, 10K & Pretty Muddy 5K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.
Lowther Castle
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS
For 2 days only Larch Cottage Nurseries are opening the new lower gardens and chapel for NGS visitors. The gardens include lawns, flowing perennial borders, rare and unusual shrubs, trees, small orchard and a kitchen garden. A natural stream runs into a small lake - a haven for wildlife and birds.
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries
Take advantage of the wonderful summer weather and help to raise funds for The British Red Cross and our vital work in the UK at the same time! Take your chance to see a usually private garden by the kind permission of owners Peter and Jo in their support for the British Red Cross!
Melkinthorpe Penrith
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Country & Western Night
Country & Western night with line dancing, listening music, traditional country and live music from the amazing Cactus Jack. Parking for camper vans/caravans at the club or one of the many campsites in the area. Ideally placed for a weekend in the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales. Everyone welcome.
Carnforth Railway Club
Today

More details - Dancing & Live Entertainment
Music, dancing for all ages. Sean Leonard will provide the live entertainment, a popular singer with a touch of Irish. Members, guests & visitors all welcome.
Carnforth Railway Club
Sat 26 May

More details - Table Top Sale
Monthly Indoor Table Top Sale and Tombola. Tables can be provided or bring your own. Ample car parking with easy access to the club.
Carnforth Railway Club
Sun 27 May

More details - The Lunesdale Open Studio Trail 2018
For more than 20 years visitors have followed our arts trail in and around the Lune Valley, near Lancaster. Visitors can seek out the studios and work places of artists producing ceramics, paintings, woven/felted textiles, sculpture, lino cuts and creative glass.
Various studios in the Lune Valley area. Visit our website for a printable map www.lunesdalearts.co.uk
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May
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