Acorn Bank

Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

Acorn Bank

Things to see and do

Daffodils at Acorn Bank

Family days out this spring

Enjoy an action packed spring for all the family at Acorn Bank. With a Cadbury Easter egg hunt with a tasty chocolate treat, to a hop, skip and a jump into spring trail, there's plenty of fun days out to enjoy.

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.

Lady of a million daffodils Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

The lady of a million daffodils 

Discover the stunning daffodil displays around the garden and in the woodlands at Acorn Bank when you visit, you’ll soon discover why the former owner of Acorn Bank, Dorothy Una Ratcliffe was called ‘The lady of a million daffodils’

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What's on

Upcoming events

Orchard day, Sat 8 April 11am-3pm

Sat 08 Apr 2017
11:00-15:00
Orchard day -practical advice on orchards and apple growing Focussing on a different aspect each month, today -orchard planning.

Make a birdbox 8 April

Sat 08 Apr 2017
11:00-15:00
8 and 20 April Make a birdbox 11am-3pm Help us make bird boxes to enhance the habitats in our woods and orchards *(normal admission applies)

A hop, skip and a jump into Spring trail

Sat 08 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
From Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 April (closed Tuesdays 11 and 18) A hop, skip and a jump into Spring 11am - 4pm Follow this family wildlife trail around our woods. *(Normal admission applies)

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, 15-17 April, 11am -4pm

Sat 15 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
Join us for the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Acorn Bank, £2 per trail

Make a birdbox 20 April

Thu 20 Apr 2017
11:00-15:00
8 and 20 April Make a birdbox 11am-3pm Help us make bird boxes to enhance the habitats in our woods and orchards *(normal admission applies)

Orchard drop in day- blossom 13 May, 11am-3pm

Sat 13 May 2017
11:00-15:00
Blossom time in the orchards. Join us for practical advice on orchards and apple growing
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History

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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