Muncaster Castle and Gardens – the Gardens
Location : Ravenglass. Ordnance Survey – SD 103964
Muncaster, Ravenglass, CA18 1RQ. Tel 01229 717614.
Spring and early summer bring a riot of colour to the 77 acres of woodland gardens where the rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas are at their best. Summer flowering herbaceous plants and autumn fruiting trees and shrubs will provide colour throughout the seasons. The Terrace Walk, described by John Ruskin as ‘The Gateway to Paradise’, offers spectacular views of the Eskdale Valley and the Lakeland fells, with their constantly changing moods. A specimen of Nothofagus obliqua is the tallest example in Britain.
All pictures on this page by Julian Thurgood.
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