Cumbria gardens open in August

Rydal Hall, Ambleside

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. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere created in the Quiet Garden with informal planting around the pond and stunning views of the waterfalls from The Grot, the UK’s first viewing station. Opens Sunday 18th August.

Netherby Hall, Longtown

Netherby Hall Garden is 36 acres, consisting of a 1½ acre walled kitchen garden which produces fruit, vegetables and herbs for the Pentonbridge Inn restaurant, as well as herbaceous borders, traditional kidney beds amongst wonderful lawns, woodlands with many fine specimen trees, azaleas and rhododendrons, all set in a designed landscape bordering the River Esk. Opens Monday 26th August.

Middle Blakebank, Underbarrow

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, a wildflower meadow and more formal garden with a range of outbuildings. Over the last 8 yrs the garden has been developed with plantings that provide varying colour and texture year-round. Opens Saturday 31st August.

Woodend House, Woodend

A beautiful garden tucked away in a small hamlet. Meandering gravel paths lead around the garden with imaginative, colourful planting and quirky features. Take a look around a productive, organic potager using no-dig methods, wildlife pond, mini spring and summer meadows and sit in the pretty summerhouse. Designed to be beautiful year-round and wildlife friendly. Opens Saturday 31st August.

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