Victorian gardening

Cragside, Northumberland
Volunteers preparing garden beds for spring planting on a working holiday
The exterior of Cragside Bunkhouse, Northumberland
Volunteers preparing garden beds for spring planting on a working holiday The exterior of Cragside Bunkhouse, Northumberland

At-a-glance details

  • Dates16 May 2020 to 23 May 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Gardening
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code20GTW140
  • AccommodationCragside Bunkhouse

About Victorian gardening

Join the Cragside gardening team to help look after our fantastic gardens.

Help us to look after our wonderful Victorian gardens in beautiful Northumberland. Projects during your weeks stay will include helping to change our bedding schemes in the formal garden, Rhododendron pruning in the largest rock garden in Europe not too mention the chance to explore the 1,000 acres of stunning landscape created by Lord Armstrong 150 years ago.

About the accommodation

The bunkhouse is a traditional conversion of two cottages formerly used for Victorian woodland workers. Located in Northumberland, just 12 miles from Alnwick and in the centre of the vast Cragside Estate. There are fabulous views overlooking Tumbleton Lake and surrounding hills.

Facilities: garden, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Bedding: No bedding/linen provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: sturdy work boots recommended.

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm

Saturday: 9am to 7pm

Sunday: 9am to 1pm

We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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