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Gardens open all year in daylight hours House open 9th Mar to 30th Oct 2015, Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm,Sundays 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Spring bulbs including crocus meadow (late Feb - early March); Wildflower meadow (spring - early summer); meadow maze (July - September)
No charge for admission to gardens
Admission to house as follows:
Adults: £6 per person or £6.60 with Gift Aid
Children: £4 per person or £4.40 with Gift Aid
Children under 5: Free
Please note tickets include an audio tour
Annual plant sale. Lunches Groups only.
Throughout the year we run special events - from our Annual Plant Sale in May to a Teddy Bears' Picnic in July. Residential events range include a Transformative Writing retreat and short courses on Quaker history. See website or phone 01229 583204 for more details
Accommodation is available on site
Ulverston, South Lakeland, Furness Penninsular
Our gardens and grounds are set in 130 acres of farmland with views to neighbouring fells and the distinctive 'Hoad Monument' above the town of Ulverston. They are beautiful, peaceful and varied. They encompass formal gardens, including a quiet garden which has been developed as a place for meditation, reflection and outdoor Quaker worship. We are continually developing our gardens. A new courtyard garden features a Living Quilt, a copy of a quilt on one of the beds in the historic rooms.
16th century country house close to the bustling market town of Ulverston with its cafes and independent shops. Tranquil setting and home of the first Quakers. A writer comments: Swarthmoor Hall has all the elements of a great screenplay: love, conflict, conviction and passion. There are six historic rooms to view with a fine selection of 17th century furniture, textiles and ceramics, as well as items associated with early Quaker history.
Younger visitors can enjoy our horrid history tour or seek and find game.
Tour guides available by appointment for bigger groups.