Spring Gardening Holidays in Cumbria 2013

Church View Garden Appleby. May 2011

Designed to take in and experience the vibrant fresh colours of springtime in the dynamic scenery of the Lake District, these 5-night holidays include accommodation, full breakfast and 3-course dinner each day. A coach is provided to transport you to the gardens listed below. giving more time to enjoy the scenery.


The garden visits include both large and small local gardens – some of which are not normally open to the public, with a chance to meet their owners and enjoy some beautiful gardens at a lovely time of year.

English Lake District

English Lake District

One of these gardens will be Church View Gardens, Appleby -in- Westmorland. Designed, planted and maintained by us, English Country Gardens Cumbria! A modern, English country cottage garden. Although less than half an acre, it is a garden packed with plants. As your guide to the garden, I will happily identify, describe and answer questions on the plants, the garden’s design, and the horticultural techniques and philosophy employed.

“Church View, Appleby. The garden of Mrs H Holmes is a modern cottage garden, designed and maintained by Ian Huckson, on a gently sloping site which is easily accessible via the gravel paths.  Recently featured in ‘Cumbria Life’, the garden has been extended to include a kitchen garden with the purchase of the adjoining cottage and its land.  Through Ian’s choice of plants and intelligent planting style this garden has interest throughout the year including bulbs in spring, lush herbaceous plantings to delight in June, with late perennials and graceful grasses to provide joy for wildlife and people well into autumn.”

David Haigh is your tutor  and will be with you for the duration of the holiday.


There will be similar courses from Higham Hall no up to date link as yet, here is last years.


Church View Garden June 2012

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