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Lancashire, LA2 9NB

01524 771838

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Gresgarth Open Days u2013 2017

Opening time (if not described below) 11am-5pm. Price £8 per adult,
accompanied children free. No dogs. The major part of the garden can be
reached by wheelchair. Teas and refreshments available

Sunday 12th February - Hamamelis Day, 11-3pm, Entrance £8.50 &
includes a delicious mug of hot chocolate and biscuits

Sunday 12th March - Hellebore Day, 11-3pm, Entrance £8.50 & includes
a delicious mug of hot chocolate and biscuits

Sunday 12th November - Autumn Colour, 11-3pm, Entrance £8.50 & includes
a delicious mug of hot chocolate and biscuits

Garden open to the general public:

Sunday 9th April
Sunday 14th May
Sunday 11th June
Sunday 9th July
Sunday 13th August
Sunday 10th September
Sunday 8th October

Parties/Coaches: Yes

By arrangement.

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

June to September

To see:
Admission Prices

(see above Dates Open)

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Photography within the grounds is allowed for personal interest only. Photographs must not be used for sale or any other purpose.

Garden Features & Events
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Post House Hotel, Lancaster

Inns & Pubs:

Snooty Fox, Kirby Lonsdale Pheasant Inn, Casterton

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Caton Village Lancaster City

Description of Garden

The garden is one of the largest in the North West and has been extensively re-landscaped and planted by the Lennox-Boyds over the last 20 years. It lies on both sides of the Artle Beck, a tributary of the Lune. It includes Herbaceous borders, Terraces, a Rose Collection, a Water Garden, the Lilac walk, an Orchard, a Nuttery, the Ornamental kitchen garden, Greenhouses and the Rhododendron collection. In all, there are several thousand plants and trees.

History Of Garden

There has been a Pele Tower on this site for many years. It may have been built as early as 1330 by the Curwen family. The house has been altered subsequently several times. The bay window overlooking the river terrace was probably built in the eighteenth century by the Rawlinsons, but the major change was made by Thomas Edmondson in 1805 - 1810 when the building was enlarged and given its present landscape in the romantic style. Many of the fine trees were planted by his descendants through whom the property passed, until the Boyds purchased it in 1978.

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