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Gardens of the Lake District

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  • Discover the gardens of the Lake District on this 3-night garden holiday.
  • Visit the renowned gardens of Dalemain, Rydal Mount House & Bridgewater.
  • Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England.
  • Be guided by Frances MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener throughout the tour. 

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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

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

Travel to Manchester & Levens Hall

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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

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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.

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Dalemain Historic House & Garden and Holehird Gardens

Dalemain Historic House & Garden

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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

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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

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

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Rydal Mount, Dove Cottage and cruise on Lake Windermere

Rydal Mount & Dove Cottage

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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

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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.

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Holker Hall & Gardens, Bridgewater Garden and Return to Dublin

Holker Hall & Gardens

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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

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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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Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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