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Deer Rudding

Wigton

Set in the lee of the Northern Fells and on the bank of the Caldew, enjoying views into the wider landscape, notably Carrock Fell. The garden surrounds a former Cumbrian farmhouse and outbuildings with a good range of planting: mixed shrub and perennial borders; woodland and meadow grass areas; extensive rockery.
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    The garden extends to 8 acres. It has been developed over 25 years in two phases: the first was from 1992 to 2005; the second from 2006 to the present time. This is apparent in the age of the trees within the garden. There are mature Ash, Sycamore, Beech and Hawthorn that date back to when Deer Rudding was a farm. Then from 1992 a large number Silver Birch, Larch, Sorbus, Oak and Alder were planted on the western and northern boundaries, these provide shelter. From 2006 more trees were added, including Bird Cherry, Amelanchier, Birch, Red Oak, Metasequoia, Sequoia Giganteum, Acer and Golden Alder. The outer areas support wildlife: areas of meadow grass provide cover for small mammals; wood heaps encourage insects. There is a ruined farmhouse, outbuildings and cobbled yard incorporated within the garden, adjacent to this is a large area of Buddleias which encourage butterflies and an area of juniper. These are all grown on the material taken from the ruined building which had collapsed in on itself. Plants are allowed to self sow in the cobbled yard, this can be quite colourful at times. Descending from the ruins and cobbled yard you arrive at the rockery which was designed to take advantage of sloping ground and a sunny aspect. In the lower garden there is extensive dry stone walling which provides homes for small mammals and insects. They also help the garden sit in its landscape. In the lower garden near the house there are mixed borders of shrubs, bulbs and perennials, the planting is informal. A green lane runs along the southern boundary and leads to the river Caldew. Adjacent to the river is an area of meadow grass with mown paths to enable movement through it, there are naturalised bulbs, mainly Daffodils and some Cammasia.

Features and Attractions

Children’s trail, free, all participating must be accompanied by an adult.

Deer Rudding- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

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Owner Information

Mrs Lynne Carruthers
deer.rudding@gmail.com
http://deerrudding.garden

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How to find us

Deer Rudding
Hesket Newmarket
Wigton
Cumbria
CA7 8HU

Located off the road from Millhouse to Haltcliff Bridge, not in Hesket Newmarket.
  • More detailed directions
    From Penrith J41 of M6 take B5305 6.8m, L to Hesket Newmarket 2.2m, at Millhouse L to Haltcliffe Bridge by village hall, continue 1m, R over cattle grid.
Accessibility information

There are a number of gates and gravel pathways.

More about Deer Rudding

The garden extends to 8 acres. It has been developed over 25 years in two phases: the first was from 1992 to 2005; the second from 2006 to the present time. This is apparent in the age of the trees within the garden. There are mature Ash, Sycamore, Beech and Hawthorn that date back to when Deer Rudding was a farm. Then from 1992 a large number Silver Birch, Larch, Sorbus, Oak and Alder were planted on the western and northern boundaries, these provide shelter. From 2006 more trees were added, including Bird Cherry, Amelanchier, Birch, Red Oak, Metasequoia, Sequoia Giganteum, Acer and Golden Alder. The outer areas support wildlife: areas of meadow grass provide cover for small mammals; wood heaps encourage insects. There is a ruined farmhouse, outbuildings and cobbled yard incorporated within the garden, adjacent to this is a large area of Buddleias which encourage butterflies and an area of juniper. These are all grown on the material taken from the ruined building which had collapsed in on itself. Plants are allowed to self sow in the cobbled yard, this can be quite colourful at times. Descending from the ruins and cobbled yard you arrive at the rockery which was designed to take advantage of sloping ground and a sunny aspect. In the lower garden there is extensive dry stone walling which provides homes for small mammals and insects. They also help the garden sit in its landscape. In the lower garden near the house there are mixed borders of shrubs, bulbs and perennials, the planting is informal. A green lane runs along the southern boundary and leads to the river Caldew. Adjacent to the river is an area of meadow grass with mown paths to enable movement through it, there are naturalised bulbs, mainly Daffodils and some Cammasia.

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