Graythwaite Hall Gardens

(See also Ulverston)

Graythwaite Hall Gardens by Graeme Dougal The Graythwaite Hall Gardens date from 1889 when they were commissioned by Thomas Mawson, a landscape architect living in Windermere. He came from a wealthy Nottinghamshire family and was thought to be eccentric due to his architectural style and buildings.

The six acres of gardens contain Graythwaite Hall Gardens by Graeme Dougalrhododendrons, azaleas, and spring flowering shrubs. A rose garden, Dutch garden, yew hedges, and terraces further enhance the grounds. Gates and sundials are done in the Arts and Crafts style. Red deer roam where Vikings once settled.

The woods surrounding the 17th centuryGraythwaite Hall Gardens by Graeme Dougalcountry home belonging to the Sandys family and twice reconstructed from an Elizabethan house were a favourite of William Wordsworth. Beatrix Potter used the woods as the setting for one of her books, The Fairy Caravan. Another literary visitor to the home was Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons.

Graythwaite Hall Gardens present a beautiful spring show.

Graythwaite Hall Gardens by Graeme DougalGraythwaite Hall Gardens
Graythwaite, Ulverston
Tel. 01539 313 333
Open: gardens only, April-end Aug.
House not open.
Website: Graythwaite Hall Gardens

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Photos courtesy of Graeme Dougal

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