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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.
Acorn Bank Illustration Fellowship
Artist Chichi Parish was awarded the first Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Artist Fellowship at Acorn Bank and she spent three months drawing Acorn Bank's unique herb garden. Chichi specialises in expressive pen and ink line drawings with a dash of colour.
Some of Chichi's drawings are now on display in the house.
22 and 29 July, 5, 12, 19 and 26 August, 1.30-3.30pm
Have a #wildtime with these 50 things activities.
- 22 July, build a woodland play house.
- 29 July, hunt for bugs
- 5 August, create some wild art
- 12 August, cook on a campfire
- 19 August, plant it, grow it, eat it
- 26 August, make a home for a wild animal