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Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

Best known for its comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a fascinating industrial past. Indulge yourself at the tea-room, where culinary herbs and fruit from the garden are used daily in soups, salads and puddings.

Wander along the Crowdundle Beck to the partially restored watermill, enjoying wildlife in the woods on the way, and discover more about the history of gypsum mining on the estate. Enjoy the views across the Eden Valley to the Lake District from the magnificent backdrop of the sandstone house.

For the first time visit the newly opened ground floor of Acorn Bank house.

We have a wide range of events at Acorn Bank, click here for more details.

Blossom time at Acorn Bank

Join us at Acorn Bank for Buzz and Blossom Day

Join us at Acorn Bank for Buzz and Blossom Day

Sat 10 May, 11am-3pm

Acorn Bank is renowned for its orchards, with a collection of particularly local apple trees. On 10 May we will be celebrating the formal opening of the Penrith Beekeepers Association Apiary.

Come and join us for some apple and bee themed family activities.

Gathering Dust, Collecting Shadows 10 May - 2 Nov

Acorn Bank Moth Art Installation

A new exhibition designed to evoke the past history of the house and the forgotten lives of the people who have occupied it over the centuries. Using a survey of the moth population in our orchard as a starting point, artist Stephen Livingstone uses the moths as a metaphor to represent the forgotten histories of the people who have lived in the house, from Jacobean Manor through to 20th-century nursing home...

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