National Garden Scheme – Open days

We are pleased to announce that our gardens will be open to the public, for the first time, under the National Garden Scheme on the following dates:

May 27th, 10.00 – 16.00

July 28th, 10.00 – 16.00

October 27th, 10.00 – 16.00

For the past two years various improvements and developments have taken place in the garden which have not only served to create a beautiful haven for wildlife but also a much admired garden by many visitors who comment favourably upon its interesting collection of specimen shrubs, trees and an abundant array of attractive hardy plants. The most recent ongoing projects are The Wild Rose Garden and The Holly Walk, both of which were planted specifically to encourage wildlife, and also The Camelia Woodland Walk.

Our Plantsman Gardener, Kevin Line, has had a professional career in horticulture and plantsmanship and has worked in various parts of the country in several renowned National Trust properties; in BBC TV’s “Gardener’s World” garden alongside Monty Don; as Head Gardener in an historic Cotswold garden, and many more gardens of note. He has also written for a number of Gardening magazines and specialist gardening journals including Horticulture Week magazine, The Royal Horticultural Society Plantsman journal, ‘Grow Your Own’ magazine, The Hardy Plant Society journal, to name but some.

Kevin is a Member of The International Lilac Society, The Hardy Plant Society, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Butterfly Conservation and RSPB. He also works in the garden of another of the company’s hotels, that of Hipping Hall in Kirkby Lonsdale, and loves working in both of the gardens.

Kevin hopes to meet many garden lovers on the NGS Open Days and is always happy to discuss the garden and answer any questions that may arise relating to the plants in the garden.


Adult: £5.00

Child: Free

The garden will make a donation to Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Light refreshments will be available on each Garden Open Day.

Unfortunately, due to the presence of slopes, and the sloping nature of parts of the garden, there is no wheelchair access. Dogs are welcome on a lead. No coaches, but a minibus would be acceptable with up to 24 seats.

For more information relating to the garden please refer to the Garden page on our website.