By Arrangement gardens in Cumbria

Some of our garden owners open their garden for private visits, these can be booked in advance in agreement with the owner. In Cumbria we have a fantastic array of options for By Arrangement visits, browse the gardens below to find out more…

Sprint Mill, Burneside

Unorthodox organically run garden,the wild and natural alongside provision of owners’ fruit, vegetables and firewood. Idyllic riverside setting, 5 acres to explore inc wooded riverbank with hand-crafted seats. Large vegetable and soft fruit area, following no dig and permaculture principles. Hand tools prevail. Opens for By Arrangement visits from April to September.

Woodend House, Egremont

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 for By Arrangement visits from 31st May to September for groups of up to 20.

Yewbarrow House, Granfe-over-Sands

More Cornwall than Cumbria, according to Country Life, a colourful 4 acre garden filled with exotic and rare plants, with dramatic views over Morecambe Bay. Outstanding features inc the Orangery, the Japanese garden with infinity pool, the Italian terraces and the restored Victorian kitchen garden. Dahlias, cannas and colourful exotica are a speciality. Opens for By Arrangement visits from March to October for groups of between 10 and 60.

Yews, Storrs Park

7 acre garden overlooking Windermere which has undergone extensive redevelopment since 2018. Formal gardens designed by Mawson and Avray Tipping inc sunken borders, rose garden and croquet lawn. Newly planted woodland walk, bog garden and renovated Yew maze. Naturalistic planting, areas left for wildlife and many fine trees. New kitchen garden built 2022 and original Messenger glasshouse. Opens for By Arrangement visits all year.

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