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Gardening Event, from 25 Apr 2020, free entry

Lawson Park House and Gardens

Lawson Park House and Gardens

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*It is with regret that we have had to take the decision to only open Lawson Park's garden for our March Visiting Day. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and follows the government’s announcement on 16 March 2020 to avoid social gatherings in closed spaces*

Grizedale Arts invites you to join them at their historic headquarters, Lawson Park, as they open up to the public what they do and where they do it. Visiting days are free-flow days around Lawson Park where you can enjoy the extensive gardens, eat cake, browse the Collection (a working collection of British 19th and 20th century domestic design and craft) or sit and work in the Library (an extraordinarily wide-ranging cultural reference library with bespoke furnishings) for as long as you like. Staff will be available for informal conversations all day, so if you're interested to speak to Grizedale Arts but don't want to set up a formal meeting, Visitor Days are a good way to connect.

Lawson Park dates from the 14th century and was redesigned by Sutherland Hussey Harris in 2009; winning them a Royal Institute of British Architects Award and rescuing the site from dereliction. Documenting the last decade of life at Lawson Park, the website lawsonpark.org, features a library of the 400+ plants introduced to Lawson Park’s gardens by resident Warden, Head Gardener and artist Karen Guthrie (who will be available to talk to during Visiting Days). These include many seed-grown rarities from Russia, China, and Japan, all growing alongside deep borders of European perennials and British native plants selected for their beauty and tenacity. Adopting garden guru Charles Dowding’s ‘no dig’ cultivation system, Lawson Park’s extensive fruit and vegetable areas (including two polytunnels) showcase this environmentally sustainable and labour-saving method.

Visitor Days run on a drop-in basis, entry is be free and a simple cafe offers our famous refreshments (lunch & teas), often made from Lawson Park produce.

Garden and house tours will be available for groups of 6+ for an additional charge.

Parking on site is very limited so we advise walking or cycling up from East of Lake Road / Machell's Coppice carpark wherever possible. Our one disabled car parking space can be reserved in advance by contacting Emma Sumner (contact details provided in this listing).

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 Apr 2020 10:00 to 18:00
Fri 15 May 2020 10:00 to 18:00
Fri 12 Jun 2020 10:00 to 18:00
Fri 24 Jul 2020 10:00 to 18:00
Sat 19 Sep 2020 10:00 to 18:00
Fri 9 Oct 2020 10:00 to 18:00
Sat 12 Dec 2020 10:00 to 18:00
Visitor Days run on a drop-in basis between 10.00am - 6.00pm.

Prices

Free entry

Entry is be free and a simple cafe offers our famous refreshments (lunch & teas), often made from our own produce.

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Address

Lawson Park,
East of Lake,
Coniston,
Cumbria,
LA21 8AD

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Map reference: SD 324938  Lat: 54.33584 Long: -3.03987

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