Gardens of the Lake District

Gardens of the Lake District

Gardens of the Lake DistrictUnited Kingdom
33 Nights
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    Your Guided Group Holiday To The Lake District

    Experience the top gardens of the Lake District on this garden holiday in England. Before we travel to our hotel in the market town of Kendal, we'll see the world's oldest and fantastic topiary creations at Levens Hall. Other highlights will include, the historic Dalemain House, exploring the home of the romantic poet William Wordsworth at Rydal Mount House and taking a cruise on Lake Windermere. We'll also discover the award winning Holker Hall & Gardens, which won BBC Countryfile Garden of the Year in 2016 and visit the RHS Garden of Bridgewater, one of the biggest European gardening projects. So, join us on this wonderful short holiday to see these inspiring and distinct gardens of the Lake District. 

    Trip Itinerary


    Travel to Manchester, Levens Hall & Cath’s Garden Plants


    Travel to Manchester & Levens Hall

    Time: MorningMorning

    Today we meet our garden guide, Frances MacDonald, at Dublin airport for our flight to Manchester where we will transfer on arrival to Levens Hall for a garden visit.  This renowned topiary garden with its rose garden and herbaceous borders surrounds a charming Elizabethan house which has been in continual family ownership since 1590.

    Cath's Garden Plants

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    This afternoon we will visit Cath’s Garden Plants, a traditional family run nursery within the walls of an old walled garden. Following our visit we will transfer to our hotel in Kendall.

    Dine as a group this evening in our hotel.

    Dalemain Historic House & Garden and Holehird Gardens


    Dalemain Historic House & Garden

    Time: MorningMorning

    After a leisurely breakfast we depart for a visit Dalemain House and Garden; enjoy four centuries of House Architecture, five acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food served in the Medieval Hall Tearoom.

    Holehird Gardens

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Our afternoon excursion is to the beautiful Holehird Gardens which are managed and maintained by volunteers of the Lakeland Horticultural Socieity. Offering stunning views over Windermere highlights of our visit include the Walled Garden, Upper Garden and several glasshouses.

    At Leisure

    Time: EveningEvening

    This evening is free to experience one of the many restaurants in Kendal; Frances will advise/escort.

    Rydal Mount, Dove Cottage and cruise on Lake Windermere


    Rydal Mount & Dove Cottage

    Time: MorningMorning

    Following breakfast we begin with a visit to Rydal Mount House and Gardens which was William Wordsworth’s home from 1813 until his death in 1850. The house dates back to the 16th century and the 5 acre garden consists of fell-side terraces, rock pools and an ancient mound. Next we will explore the tiny Dove Cottage where the Wordsworth Museum can be explored.

    Lake Windermere Cruise

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Enjoy some free time at leisure in Ambleside for lunch or shopping before boarding our afternoon cruise on Lake Windermere travelling from Ambleside to Bowness where we will rejoin our coach and return to our hotel for our evening meal.

    Holker Hall & Gardens, Bridgewater Garden and Return to Dublin


    Holker Hall & Gardens

    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning, following breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and travel to Holker Hall & Gardens which is magnificently situated a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morcambe Bay. The estate is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into parkland, framed by the Lakeland Hills.

    Bridgewater RHS Garden & Return to Dublin

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    This afternoon we will explore the RHS Garden of Bridgewater which is one of the largest gardening projects in Europe and the fifth garden in the RHS portfolio.

    Transfer to Manchester airport for our return flight to Dublin.

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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