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.

An autumn visit to the rock garden

Autumn in the garden

As the seasons shift and we welcome chillier weather, the garden puts on a wonderful show of colour.

View up the garden path at Hill Top in spring

Discover the garden at Hill Top

Explore the informal flower beds and kitchen gardens once loved by Beatrix Potter and the inspiration for many of her tales.

Heritage roses in Wordsworth House garden

Share the tranquillity that inspired a poet


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.

Two people walking a dog 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.