Open Gardens Day at High Close

Saturday 15th April 2017 - This event has finished

British Red Cross

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Contact: Tracey Crich
Email: tcrich(at)redcross.org.uk
Telephone: 07738 944551
Venue: High Close Arboretum
Address: Loughrigg
Town: Ambleside
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA22 9HH

The Open Gardens event at High Close in Loughrigg near Ambleside, in aid of the British Red Cross, is a superb opportunity to spend a day realigning with nature in these beautiful wooded gardens. Explore at your leisure, picnic in the woodland and enjoy a guided tour by the National Trust in an idyllic setting with unsurpassed views nearby. Dogs allowed, refreshments available form onsite café and plant stall on site. Entry is by donation.
 
Originally planted in 1866 by Edward Wheatley-Balme, High Close was designed in the fashion of the day using many of the recently discovered ‘exotic’ conifers and evergreen shrubs coming into Britain from America. Today the garden contains a variety of tree species, many of which are the remains of the original Victorian plantings. Beautiful Lakeland vistas and terraces are all part of the restoration work.

Directions: From Ambleside (10 min drive north west): take the A593 to Skelwith Bridge signed for High Close, turn right & head up hill until you see a white painted stone sign to 'Langdale'. Turn left, High Close Estate (and parking) on left. From Grasmere: (8 min drive south east) head south east on Easedale Rd then turn right on B5287 towards Broadgate. Turn right onto Red Bank and then turn left to stay on Red Bank. Continue straight on for 0.2 miles and High Close will be on left.

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