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Orchards

Acorn Bank

Acorn Bank Orchards comprise a collection of apple, pear, plum, damson and quince trees grown as standards, cordons and espaliers. 175 varieties of apple are grown as a reference collection of apples which are suited to growing in the North of England. We use the collection to conserve heritage varieties and to encourage more people to try and to grow a wider variety of apples. The orchards are within peaceful walled gardens complete with herbaceous borders and carpetted with daffodils in Spring, and in a more open setting enclosed by hedges with an array of beds containing soft fruit and seasonal vegetables.

Brantwood

Historic house and gardens at Coniston which was once home to John Ruskin.

Dalemain

Historic house and gardens near Ullswater. The ancient apple trees in the garden are named 18th/19th century varieties with nearly 30 different kinds. The fruit from these trees is used in the tearoom in several of the delicious recipes available throughout the year.

Hutton-in-the-forest

Historic house and gardens 6 miles north of Penrith. Some fruit trees in the walled gardens.

Levens Hall

Historic house and garden south of Kendal. The renowned topiary garden also incorporates a small orchard of apple trees and medlars, a nuttery and herb garden.

Mirehouse

Historic house and gardens by Bassenthwaite Lake. An orchard of traditional Cumbrian fruit trees was planted in the mid 1990's.

Mosser

Private orchard - principally apples grown for juice and cider

Sizergh Castle

Historic house and garden south of Kendal. A number of local apple varieties in the orchard.

Winderwath

Private garden open to the public. Includes an old orchard to one side of the garden.

Wordsworth House and Garden

Birthplace of the poet with a real 18th C ambience and a small but well cared-for garden.

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