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The gardens in Spring

After a rather harsh winter, the sunshine has finally arrived in the Lake District and with it the daffodils and the camelias in our gardens.  The honey bees are beginning to emerge in the sheltered Bee Garden and there are many benches to encourage all visitors to sit and enjoy the tranquility of this sheltered walled garden during this lovely time.  The woods and the lakeside walk are peaceful for visitors and wildlife alike - badgers, red squirrels and rabbits are certainly in residence at the moment.

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 

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.