Acorn Bank

Important notice -

Local providers Lakeland Coffee serve hot drinks, paninis, pastries and cakes Thurs-Mon, 10:30am-4pm (closed Tues & Weds).

Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

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Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

Industrial heritage tours

Fri 12 Aug 2022
Join an expert volunteer from our friends at the Acorn Bank Watermill Trust for a free guided walk through the wider woodland and estate, where you'll learn more about Acorn Bank's industrial past.

Flour milling demonstrations in the watermill

Sat 13 Aug 2022
Meet the millers and see the watermill in action with live demonstrations from the Acorn Bank Watermill Trust every weekend.

Apple tree and apple harvest sales

Sat 03 Sep 2022
Take home a baby apple tree, grafted from Acorn Bank's extensive traditional collection and ready to plant in your own garden.

Apple tasting weekends

Sat 03 Sep 2022
As our harvest ripens drop in to sample a range of rare, heritage apples from Acorn Bank’s orchards and learn about what makes these varieties so special.

Join the Eden Runners in their 10k race at Acorn Bank

Sun 18 Sep 2022
We are pleased that local group, the Eden Runners, have chosen to host their 10k run at Acorn Bank.

Apple Identification day

Sun 25 Sep 2022
Bring along your mystery apples and let our experts help to identify which apple species you’ve got growing in your garden.
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Eating and shopping

Cake in the café courtyard

Our new cafe providers

Local foodies Lakeland Coffee are now running the café here at Acorn Bank selling hot drinks and cakes. Make sure to pop into the courtyard when you visit to see which delicious, freshly prepared treats and snacks are on offer that day. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Open Thursday-Monday, 10.30am-4pm (closed Tues & Weds).

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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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Our work

A shot across the flowers blooming in the new flower meadow at Acorn Bank

Wildflower power for Acorn Bank's new meadow  

A new hay meadow created at the National Trust’s Acorn Bank in Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, has flowered for the very first time this summer.

Garden apprentice Ana watering the plants in Acorn Bank's greenhouse

Our garden apprentice Ana 

Here at Acorn Bank, we're committed to training horticulturists of the future and the gardens provide the perfect place for any budding gardener to start their career. Find out more about our newest Garden Apprentice Ana's experience and what she's learned during her time here.