Lakeland Arts and Craft house (not open) and garden (mentioned in Pevsner). 4½ acres of formal and informal S-facing terraced gardens. Magnificent views of the fells. Many fine trees and shrubs, rhododendrons and azaleas. Spring meadow planted with daffodils and camassia. Old tennis court converted into vegetable/flower parterre for the Diamond Jubilee with rose garden and sun dial by Joe Smith.
Open as part of Cumbria Daffodil Day.
Sunday 25 March (2.30 - 5pm). Admission £6.00, children free.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement March to October on Thursday afternoons only. Admission £6.00, children free.
This garden also makes a donation to Hospice at Home.
Christine & Peter Hughes
The garden is not suitable for wheelchair users.
How to find us
High Moss, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TX
1m W of Keswick. Enter village off A66, take 1st turning R through white gates, on R of rd after ⅓m.
More about High Moss
Lakeland Arts and Craft house (not open) and garden (mentioned in Pevsner). The garden was designed with the house by its architect (W.H. Ward, an assistant to Edwin Lutyens). The original designs appeared in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1900, and are referred to by Judith Tankard in Gardens of the Arts and Craft Movement (Abrams 2004). 4½ acres of formal and informal S-facing sloping and terraced gardens. The garden has been restored and replanted over the last seven years with help from Tom Attwood, (Halecat Nurseries), Phil Beecroft and Mandy Caddy. Magnificent views of the fells. Many fine trees and shrubs, rhododendrons and azaleas. Spring meadow planted with daffodils and camassia. An old clay tennis court has been converted into a parterre for the Diamond Jubilee with vegetables, flowers and central rose garden and sun dial by Joe Smith of Dumfries, based on 3 urns at Highgrove. The original greenhouse and conservatory have been replaced with an exact copy by Hartley Botanic. The garden has featured in articles by Tim Longville and Val Corbett and the house is included in Arts and Craft Houses in the Lake District (Frances Lincoln 2014).