Originally planted in 1866 by Edward Wheatley-Balme, High Close was designed in the fashion of the day using many of the recently discovered ‘exotic’ conifers and evergreen shrubs coming into Britain from America. Today the garden contains a variety of tree species, many of which are the remains of the original Victorian plantings. Beautiful Lakeland vistas and terraces are all part of the restoration work. Guided tours are available through the day. Entry is by donation.
Date:12 Nov 2016
Address:Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HH
10 min drive north west from Ambleside. Approach from Ambleside (A593) to Skelwith Bridge signed for High Close, turn right & head up hill until you see a white painted stone sign to 'Langdale'. Turn left, High Close Estate (and parking) on left.
Garden owner:National Trust
The tearoom with sheltered veranda is also open.
Telephone:07738 944 551
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