Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Beautiful Gardens you can escape to here in Cumbria whilst also helping charities!

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,700 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake so below is the list of gardens here in Cumbria you can currently visit during this time. Book to visit a garden on their website

Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors we have donated a total of £58 million to nursing and health charities and made an annual donation of £3 million in 2019. Our core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health and grant bursaries to help community gardening projects.

YEWBARROW -  Grange over sands, LA11 6BE -2nd August/6th September. A tropical paradise with exotic and rare plants and dramatic views over Morecambe Bay. Many feature including a Japanese garden with infinity pool, orangery, Italianate terraces and kitchen garden. These gardens are open -by arrangement.

LOWFELL WEST -Crosthwaite, Kendal LA8 8JG -Open every Friday/Saturday and Sunday. A woodland garden with views over the Winster valley. Unusual shrubs & trees set amongst rocky outcrops, native hedges and plant rich meadows. Hidden in the wood is a romantic gypsy caravan. Has access to many woodland walks through the adjacent Cumbria Wildlife Trust reserve. These gardens are open -by arrangement.

Grange Fell Allotments -Grange over Sands LA11 6HB. Open 16th August. Impressive allotments with lots of different styles of planting/techniques etc plus communal areas with herbaceous borders and local var. Apple trees. 

Larch Cottage -Penrith CA10 2DR. 13 August & 17th September. Lots to see and buy at this wonderful nursery, lot of choice plants & trees and an extensive range of garden pots & statues etc, with access to the lower gardens and private chapel (built by the owner for his wedding). 

Woodend House -Egremont, CA22 2TA A garden packed with colourful and imaginative planting with organic potager, mini meadows, wild life pools and lots more. Mini quiz & trail for children (entry free).

National Garden Scheme,Cumbria
Tel: 01946 813017
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