Holehird Gardens

Home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society

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

  1. You may be surprised to see hibiscus growing in Cumbria, but this lovely specimen, Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', takes advantage of its position in the Mediterranean bed, in the most sheltered corner of the walled garden.
  2. The RHS trial of autumn-flowering gentians is well under way in the Paddock.  The peak flowering period should be September-October, possibly later if the weather cooperates.
  3. The many acers at Holehird will delight us with their vibrant colours as September progresses.  Specimens of acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' above the rock garden and at the bottom of the cascade are showing bright red even before the month has begun.

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