John McMillan and Ruth Morris are are kindly organising a weekend in Cumbria on the weekend of
18th – 20th May 2018.
Please could you let events organiser know at events if you wish to come. It makes things easier and polite to arrange especially if we are visiting private gardens. The programme may change as we progress through the weekend.
The Lake District
Friday 18th May
Meet Stagshaw Garden Car Park from 1400hrs Stagshaw Garden – National Trust
Between KENDAL and AMBLESIDE just off the A591 LA22 0HE
Fine collections of rhododendrons and azaleas, ericaceous trees and shrubs, including magnolias, camelias and embothriums. About half of the area is on very steep hillside, riven by ridges and valleys down one of which cascades a woodland beck with small waterfalls.
Afterwards at Wainwrights Inn 1800hrs
Chapel Stile AMBLESIDE LA22 9JD
Cosy pub with flagstone floors and traditional pub food.
Saturday 19th May
Holehird Gardens Meet 1030hrs
Off the A592 north of WINDERMERE Patterdale Road WINDERMERE LA23 1NP
Hillside gardens with Victorian style greenhouses. In a stunning setting overlooking Windermere.
Lunch 1300hrs BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE (maybe the Cornish Bakery, Royal Square, Lake Road).
Windy Hall 1430hrs
Windy Hall, Crook Road, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE LA23 3JA Exquisitely planted garden with rare species.
Rydal Hall Garden Bookings office: 015394 32050 AMBLESIDE LA22 9LX
Formal gardens, woodlands and iconic landmarks to explore. Free but donation sought.
Evening meal / garden party at Ladywood LA22 9SF
Sunday 20th May
Muncaster Castle 1030hrs
Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ
lunch venue to be decided
Yewbarrow House 1400hrs
Hampsfell Road GRANGE-OVER-SANDS LA11 6BE A private garden, but opens for NGS
Japanese garden. Teas.
View from Stagshaw Gardens to Lake Windermere