Gardening at The TowersCumbria, Cumbria
- Dates20 April 2019 to 27 April 2019
- Holiday typeHand picked
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Gardening
- Holiday code19JHW133
- AccommodationMillbeck Towers
About Gardening at The TowersHelp restore the gardens at Millbeck Towers to their former glory.
We are once again running a working holiday concentrating on the continued restoration of the huge garden at Millbeck Towers holiday cottage. Continuing to work to the ten-year plan, we hope to restore the gardens to their former glory for all to enjoy.
About the accommodation
This intriguing property, formerly an eighteenth-century carding mill, has wonderful spacious rooms, most of them enjoying spectacular views of the northern Lakes. It stands in the small hamlet of Millbeck close to Keswick. There is a large rambling garden to the rear with its fenced pond, numerous streams and a large flat open area that is ideal for games. The house allows direct access to the Skiddaw range, much admired by the famous Alfred Wainwright, with its good paths allowing easy navigation and fine views across the Vale of Keswick.
Notes for guests
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.
Similar working holidays
Prepare the farmhouse kitchen garden for spring planting and help propagate some of our lovely ornamental plants.
Help bring the gardens out of hibernation and find spring colour.