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Gardens Illustrated Reader Tour: The Lakeland Collection

Published: January 20, 2022 at 11:27 am

This tour in the Lake District takes in a contrasting range of gardens in dramatic landscapes, including a small plot among the fells, and the home of garden designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd.

Tour details

The tour starts with a visit to Holker Hall and its 24-acre garden comprising yew hedging, rose garden and woodland with conifers from around the world.

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We travel on to The Lakeside Hotel on the southern shore of lake Windermere, our base for three nights. We’ll also visit Levens Hall, which has the the most famous topiary garden in England, installed between 1689-1712 by the Frenchman Guillaume Beaumont, gardener to King James II.

Lowther Castle & Gardens
Lowther Castle & Gardens

There will be lots to see in the garden at Yewbarrow House overlooking Morecambe Bay, which has a walled kitchen garden, an Italian garden, gravel garden and sculpture garden, and we will also take a look at Dan Pearson’s recent project at Lowther Castle, where his design has reinterpreted the historic gardens.

Chapelside
Chapelside

We visit the fell-side garden at Chapelside, on the lower slopes of Raven Crag, as well as Abi & Tom’s Garden Plants on a stunning site adjacent to Halecat House on the Witherslack Estate. Tom Attwood is a Kew-trained horticulturist and a contributor to Gardens Illustrated and manages the gardens of the Witherslack Estate.

The tour concludes with Gresgarth Hall Gardens where designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd has created an exciting garden, beautifully marrying the best of her native Italian style with British plantsmanship.

Date: 27-30 September 2022

Price includes: bed and breakfast at The Lakeside Hotel for the duration of the tour; three evening meals with wine at the hotel and four lunches; all transportation from Lancaster railway station.

It does not include hotel extras or travel insurance. For more details and for an in-depth itinerary with details of day-to-day visits, meals etc, please contact Boxwood Tours.

For information and booking, please contact

Boxwood Tours, 1 West Street, Buckingham HK18 1HL, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1341 241717.
Email: mail@boxwoodtours.co.uk
Website: boxwoodtours.co.uk

The tour has been arranged exclusively for readers of Gardens Illustrated by Boxwood Tours Quality Garden Holidays, a specialist garden tour company set up in 1990. Please note that itineraries may be subject to change for reasons beyond Gardens Illustrated’s control. The tour is financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

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Please see booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: arenatravel.com/why-arena/financial-protection

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