Gardens in the Lake District

The Lake District is famous for its outstanding landscapes, but not many people know about its beautiful gardens. Here are some photos of lovely gardens flourishing under our Lakeland sunshine for you to see. If you enjoy exploring stunning gardens, why not come visit the Lakes and enjoy these gardens for yourselves?

holehird gardens, lake district

‘View from the top terrace over Lake Windermere’. (Caption and photo courtesy of,43.)

Holehird Gardens are not far from Blenheim Lodge, our B&B. It would take approximately 5-10 minutes to reach this gorgeous extravaganza of flora and colour. In terms of distance, it is about 2 miles from Blenheim Lodge. On 6th July 2013, there will be 2 Summer Garden Walk sessions that visitors can book themselves on. For more details, here is the link:,12.

Dalemain Mansion has 5 acres of gardens for visitors to enjoy. (Photo courtesy of

Dalemain Mansion has 5 acres of gardens for visitors to enjoy. (Photo courtesy of

Dalemain Mansion is about 40-45 minutes from Blenheim Lodge. This year, its gardens won ‘the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.’ ( Why not combine a visit to this garden with a steamboat ride on Ullswater, the Lake District’s second largest lake? Nearby is Aira Force, a Victorian garden and parkland, with its own waterfall.

Waterfall in the Lake District

Stunning Aira Force waterfall by Ullswater in the English Lake District.

Between Windermere and Ambleside, and only 3 or so miles from our guest house is Stagshaw Gardens. Like Holehird Gardens, visitors are able to enjoy views of Lake Windermere from Stagshaw Gardens. There are about 8 acres of gardens to explore.

stagshaw gardens, lake district, windermere

Stagshaw Gardens has stunning views of Lake Windermere. (Photo by Jenny Sutton, courtesy of

There are many more open gardens for garden enthusiasts to visit besides those mentioned in this post. The variety of terrains, plant species, landscaping and settings for these gardens will enthral the avid gardener and possibly provide ideas for his or her own gardening forays! Blenheim Lodge Guest House is well positioned for visits to gardens galore. Why not take advantage of some of our special offers and come visit the Lake District and its lovely gardens?

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4 Responses to Gardens in the Lake District

  1. Nafees says:

    wow wow wow really really awesome pics 🙂

  2. blodge1 says:

    Hi Nafees
    Wish you could see them for yourselves. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Nafees says:

    aw thanks a lot. I really wish that I could see those awesome places with bare eyes 🙂

  4. blodge1 says:

    I hope one day you will get the chance to visit the Lake District. I am sure you will love it! Thank you so much for reading my posts.

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