Take a fresh look at Brockhole and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at one of our early June events
As we head towards the weekend with high hopes of seeing a glimpse of that summer sun, there couldn’t be a better time to come along to Brockhole, on the shores of Windermere and spend a few hours relaxing and enjoying your leisurely time in the Lake District.
Glorious Garden Tour – Wednesday 3 June at 2pm, £3
Did you know that the Brockhole grounds cover an area of 30 acres, with 10 acres of formal gardens? Our glorious garden tour invites you discover the unique elements of our Brockhole garden, which is maintained full time by our Head Gardener Iain and his team. Thomas Mawson designed the gardens, working closely with Dan Gibson who designed the house.
Mawson is internationally known as a key influence in the design of gardens during the Arts and Crafts movement. Mawson started his career as a local landscape gardener with many designs in Cumbria, including Rydal Hall and Blackwell.
During his career he designed gardens in numerous countries around the world - including the Peace Palace Gardens of the Hague - and contributed to city plans in Athens and many North American cities. Mawson’s original plantings that remain include some fine specimen trees (conifers and broadleaves), formal clipped yew and box hedging, Rhododendrons, Wisteria and Magnolias…
Discover even more on our Wednesday 3 June tour from 2pm or come and join us on 17 June, 1 July or 15 July.
Birdwatch at Brockhole – Sunday 7 June at 11am, free just turn up!
Our bird hide at Brockhole is the perfect viewpoint to discover the many birds and wildlife in the woodland and talk about the variety of different birds which are sighted around the grounds over the seasons.
This session is run by members of our volunteer team here at Brockhole; meaning you will be able to discover even more from their wealth of local knowledge and experience working in and around the beautiful gardens and woodland.
Come and join us in the morning and then perhaps even enjoy a spot of lunch on the lovely café terrace overlooking Lake Windermere. The choice is yours!
Classical music on the terrace – Sunday 7 June at 2pm, free just turn up!
On Sunday we will be joined by fabulous cello duo, The Cellists for an afternoon of fine music on our lake terrace. The Cellists have an extensive and versatile range of repertoire. With everyone’s classical favourites and a mix of easy listening tunes, jazz numbers and even some of the most recent pop hits.
Our wonderful terrace was created for the mountain view at the northern end, towards the Langdales, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags. It is immediately adjacent to the house and was designed to be restful, and available for promenading at all seasons.
We have preserved many of Mawson’s original ideas and garden furnishings. There certainly is no better setting to enjoy an afternoon of music.
All you need is a refreshing drink and a slice of homemade cake to make it complete – luckily, we can provide that too!