From Cartmel to Carlisle. Wordsworth’s Daffodil Legacy
On 24th March 2013, 8 gardens across Cumbria will open to the public on behalf of The National Garden Scheme to mark the Lake District's link with Wordsworth's 'host of golden daffodils'.
Wordsworth left a double legacy to the Lake District - not only his poem 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud', but also Dora's Field, which he planted with native daffodils in memory of his daughter. Opening Dora's Field last year was the starting point for all the openings.
A fascinating, eclectic mix of gardens are taking part as follows:
Holehird Gardens in Windermere LA23 1NP. 10-5pm
Dora’s Field and Rydal Hall in Rydall. LA22 9LX. 11-4pm
Eller How House in Lindale (new to NGS this year) LA11 6NA. 11-4pm.
High Moss in Portinscale near Keswick. CA12 5TX. 11-4pm
Newton Rigg College Gardens in Penrith. CA11 0AH. 11-4pm
Acorn Bank Garden in Temple Sowerby near Penrith CA10 1SP. 10-5pm.