Holehird Gardens

Home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society

Holehird Gardens in March: 3 things to look out for when you visit:

  1. The heather beds provide a welcome blaze of colour in March.  Stunning against a background of snow earlier in the month, shades of pink, purple and gold are offset by white flowering varieties and bright green foliage.  Among the many attractions, look out for Erica carnea 'Ann Sparkes' with its pink flowers and contrasting yellow-bronze foliage
  2. Snowdrops continue to be a source of delight throughout the Gardens.  In many areas the snowdrops have now been joined by crocuses and dwarf irises to provide a charming and colourful display of early spring bulbs. The grouping near the path at the top of the rock garden is particularly worth seeking out.
  3. You won't be able to miss the brightly coloured stems of Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' at the front of the Gunnera Pool, close by the car park, but look to the left to catch sight of the dark red, almost black, stems of the taller Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'.

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