Garden at Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin
Brantwood has unique and beautiful mountainside gardens, set in a 250 acre wood estate with spectacular views.
‘Brant’ is Norse for steep, and Brantwood’s steep woods were first worked by Norse invaders in the ninth century. With a stunning diversity of flora and fauna, these ancient semi-natural woodlands comprise half the 250 acre estate. Elsewhere the estate ranges from lakeshore meadows to high, open fell. The estate is a paradise for walkers of all abilities, from low level rambles to energetic hikes to Crag Head. A range of trails thread the estate and a trail guide is available in the shop.
At the Estate’s heart are eight unique and beautiful gardens which continue the many radical experiments in land management and horticulture which Ruskin began. They are broadly divided into three areas – the northern and southern gardens, which involve some walking uphill, and the lower gardens which are suitable for all.
Adult £4.50 regular or £4.95 gift aid, family £8.60 regular or £9.50 gift aid, child £1.35 regular or £1.50 gift aid.
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VenueBrantwood, Home of John Ruskin
Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD
Map reference: SD 307945 Lat: 54.34131 Long: -3.06743
Off B5285 road on east side of Coniston water. Follow signs from Coniston village.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 10 miles (16.1 kms) from Windermere station
Partial disabled access.