Cumbria Journals

Lake District Gardens

An April 2006 trip to Cumbria by Harrod

Quote: The Lake District is famous for its rugged scenery, but it also contains some great gardens, whose setting amongst wild nature can be inspirational.

Lake District Gardens

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You will have seen from my list of IgoUgo journal entries, that my wife and I are fans of gardens. We have our own at the back of our suburban semi but we like to go out and see things on a bigger scale and get some inspiration. So here are a couple of gardens we like that make a good day out in the Lakes.First is Holehird, just above Troutbeck. The first surprise is that so few people seem to know about it. The second is that it is run by volunteers from the Lake District Horticultural Society. It occupies a high site overlooking Lake Windermere with views to the West of the Langdale mountains and Sca Fell. It was originally the garden of a large country house which it overlooks, that is n...Read More