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Lacemakers at Mirehouse

While the house is open on Wednesdays afternoons in June, July and September, the West Cumbria and Border Lacemakers demonstrate their highly skilled techniques of Pillow (or Bobbin) lacemaking to visitors. Come and watch their fingers fly as they work at their craft in The Study at Mirehouse and enjoy the piano in the Music Room next door.  

Bloomin' May

The sunshine has finally arrived in the Lake District and with it the honey and bumblebees who are venturing out enjoying the shrubs specially chosen for them in the Bee Garden at Mirehouse.  The cherry blossom has been beautiful this year, and the many benches encourage all visitors to sit and enjoy the tranquility of this sheltered walled garden during this lovely time.

In May the rhododendrons at Mirehouse are at their best.  The main drive is awash with stunning colours and shapes, and further along, the bluebells in Crosthwaite Woods and the rare wildflower meadow will be coming into bloom very soon indeed if this weather holds.  


Mirehouse Poetry Competition

We are delighted to announce that the Mirehouse Poetry Competition for 2018 has now been judged.  The competiton is held in conjunction with the Words by the Water Festival - more details are available on our dedicated Poetry Prize page.

Visitor Attraction of the Year Award

We have just been presented The Visitor Attraction of the Year Award 2017 in the Cumbria Tourism Awards.  We are delighted and so honoured.  Everyone at Mirehouse & Gardens works so hard to welcome our visitors and this award is for all of you - thank you.