Gardens to visit in the Lake District

Gardens that inspired literary greats Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, a riot of colour in castle grounds or an intriguing collection of culinary and medicinal herbs. The Lakes is known for dramatic country landscapes, but there are some fantastic gardens to explore, too.


Spring highlights in the garden

See the garden come to life with an array of colours this season.

A family enjoying the sun on the lawn at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Explore the outdoors at Allan Bank

Enjoy the grounds of Allan Bank in every season with lawn games, woodland trails and picture-perfect picnic spots. See if you can spot one of our red squirrels.

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.

The long border in summer at Hill Top

Looking after Beatrix Potter's garden: seasonal blog

Ever wondered what it would be like to look after Beatrix's garden? Find out from Senior Gardener Pete without having to get your hands dirty...

Daffodils growing in Wordsworth House's walled garden

Springtime in the garden that inspired a poet 

Stroll around the award-winning garden that sparked Wordsworth’s love of nature as the Derwent, his ‘fairest of all rivers’, gurgles by.