Acorn Bank

Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

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Things to see and do

Acorn Bank Trust New Art artist in residence Karen Guthrie

Acorn Bank, Trust New Art, artist fellowship 

We’re pleased to announce that Karen Guthrie has been awarded the Trust New Art, Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Artist Fellowship for 2017

The stunning summer flowers at Acorn Bank gardens

Acorn Bank's glorious gardens 

Potter around gardens enclosed by 17th-century walls at Acorn Bank. We have the largest collection of culinary and medicinal herbs in any National Trust garden so come along and learn more about their properties. Don't forget to find our orchard too.

View of the Watermill by Crowdundle Beck

The working watermill at Acorn Bank 

After centuries of use the watermill at Acorn Bank fell into ruin. A dedicated group of volunteers have worked hard to restore the mill and it now produces our very own flour. Take a look at their remarkable achievement.

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What's on

Upcoming events

A Trail to ponder 27 May-4 June, 11am-4pm (closed Tues)

Mon 29 May 2017
A family trail discovering Acorn Banks aquatic wildlife *(normal admission applies)

Newtopia ! 31 May, 11am-3pm

Wed 31 May 2017
Join us for close encounters of an amphibian kind.

Orchard drop in day 10 June 11am-3pm

Sat 10 Jun 2017
Saturday 10 June Acorn Bank Orchard Drop in Days TOP 5 11am-3pm Join us to learn about checking on pollination and surveying the crop. *

Orchard day Sat 8 July, 11am - 3pm

Sat 08 Jul 2017
A drop in session to learn about thinning the crop. FREE *

Orchard day, Sat 12 Aug, 11am - 3pm

Sat 12 Aug 2017
Tutorial about summer pruning, the crop is not yet in, but soon it will be time to get the trees ready for next year. FREE *
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View of Acorn Bank house.

From the Knights Templar to the National Trust 

Learn about the long, fascinating history of this special place, from the 13th century through to the present day.

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Places to stay

Bank wood holiday cottage bedroom at Acorn Bank

Take a break in the beautiful Eden Valley 

Escape the hustle and bustle with a break in our holiday cottage, which is a perfect place to relax or to call 'home' when exploring Cumbria.

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