Holehird Gardens

Home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society

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

  1. The Walled Garden is a riot of colour in October as the autumn foliage of trees and shrubs provides a rich background to late flowering dahlias and other herbaceous plants. Look out for the vibrant Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame' in the East border.
  2. There is still plenty of interest in the Hydrangea Walk.  The strong summer colours of the hydrangeas may be fading, but these plants die back in a most elegant way.  They provide a good backdrop to the large red fruits of the Cornus cousas which have been such a feature this year.
  3. Enjoy the view across the lake from the stone bench in the middle of the National Collection of daboecia.  Take the opportunity to view the colourful but delicate flowers of these lovely heathers close up.

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