Enjoy the magnificent gardens at Rydal Hall
The gardens include an informal woodland garden with ponds leading to the restored Summerhouse overlooking the famous Rydal Falls. Also restored are a 19th century Game Larder and Ice House.
An early 19th century woodland path leads to the Community Vegetable Garden set in the Old Walled Kitchen Garden. It includes an orchard planted with 30 northern varieties of apple dating back to the 1850s and a plethora of flowers and vegetables growing alongside each other.
Head Gardener, Kate Jackson, is available to take groups for guided tours of the magnificent historic, gardens at Rydal Hall.
The one hour tour includes not only the fascinating history of the gardens but also reveals plans for their future developments. Kate will explain why the formal gardens are of historical importance and enlighten participants about the Grot, a small Grade II listed building nestled between the waterfall and the Quiet Garden. She will also recount the history of the Le Fleming family who built this stunning building over two centuries ago and resided here for generations.
The tour costs: £6pp payable at the time of booking. Optional refreshments: tea/coffee and tray bakes £4, or cream tea £4.50
Minimum group size: 10