After my exams, I had booked a room in the Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere, The Lake District. We drove up via Penrith, calling into a few gardens, buying chips for supper in Keswick and on our second day (after a hearty full english in a cafe around the corner from the hotel) we visited Dove Cottage and the National Trust’s Allan Bank, where I saw my first ever (and my second and my third) red squirrel living in the wild.
- Askham Hall gardens (HHA)
- Morland House gardens (HHA)
- Larch Cottage nursery, nr Penrith, where we had a spot of late lunch (RHS partner garden)
- Acorn Bank (NT)
- Keswick (chips from the shop on the main street)
When visited: May 2017