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Author Topic: Holehird Gardens, Windermere, Cumbria  (Read 151 times)

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Holehird Gardens, Windermere, Cumbria
« on: May 15, 2022, 01:58:26 PM »
On Friday morning the plumber was coming some we raced up the motorway to Holehird Gardens, run by the Lakeland Horticultural Society and supported by volunteer gardeners.

1. In the large walled garden area was a "Warm House" full of wonderful Pelargoniums and some other plants that wouldn't survive outside at Holehird.
2. On the back wall was this wonderful Pelargonium named "White Mesh".
3. The third side had more Pelargoniums and the poor mans orchid, Schizanthus.
4.Even the path to the Alpine houses had lovely plants. The bright yellow is an Erysimum.
5. The lower Alpine house has a display of pots first in line Lachenalia latimerae.
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Re: Holehird Gardens, Windermere, Cumbria
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2022, 02:02:06 PM »
6. Next up was one I didn't know Tetraneuris scaposa.
7. An old favourite Symphandra wanneri.
8. A wonderful Globularia meridonalis.
9. Crassula socialis one of my favourite Crassula's.
10.Androsace strigulosa.
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Re: Holehird Gardens, Windermere, Cumbria
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 02:06:45 PM »
11. A fine example of Primula marginata.

12. The higher Alpine House has plants along both sides growing in tufa with a waterfall over lakeland slate at the end. First Left side.

13. Right side.

14. Lower left side.

15. A Haberlea that was 2 feet across.
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Re: Holehird Gardens, Windermere, Cumbria
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 02:09:28 PM »
16. An Erodium.

17. Lithadora oleifolia.

18. Aethionema & Onosma.

19. Ramonda myconi alba.
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Re: Holehird Gardens, Windermere, Cumbria
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2022, 02:14:31 PM »
 20. Up another level behind the Alpine Houses are mixed beds.

21. A terrific stand of Primula.

22. Celmisia and Rhodo's.

23. On the way back a huge Handkerchief tree but the wind was gusting so much I just managed to get a fraction of it.

All in all a wonderful place. You can get a coffee from a machine but take your lunch you'll need a good few hours to make the most of it.
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Re: Holehird Gardens, Windermere, Cumbria
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2022, 04:52:15 PM »
BEAUTIFUL garden !  I wish I could take pictures like that :D
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F  -9.4C.  Rainfall 50"+  but none  June-+September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight.  soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus.  Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix.

 


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