Saturday, 16 March 2013

Dora's Field 24th March 11am to 4pm

NGS Cumbria 'Wordsworth's Daffodil Legacy' Day on 24th March

  • The week before Easter 8 gardens will open to the public the length of Cumbria 'from Cartmel to Carlisle' to mark the Lake District's link with Wordsworth's 'host of golden daffodils'.
  • Wordsworth left a double legacy to the Lake District - not only his poem 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud', but also Dora's Field, which he planted with native daffodils in memory of his daughter. Opening Dora's Field last year was the starting point for all the openings.
  • Includes an eclectic mix of gardens- (Dora's Field & Acorn Bank are both National Trust properties)
    • South Cumbria - Dora's Field and Rydal Hall in Rydal, Eller Howe in Lindale, Holehird Gardens in Windermere,
    • North Cumbria - High Moss in Portinscale near Keswick, Newton Rigg Campus Gardens & Lowther Castle & Garden Trust near Penrith and Acorn Bank Garden & Watermill  in Temple Sowerby near Penrith.
  • The NGS, which celebrates its 86th anniversary this year, organises the opening of almost 4000 gardens in England & Wales.
  • In 2012, by opening their gardens, NGS Garden Owners raised £2.8m benefiting nursing & caring charities and horticultural education in England and Wales. 

Come and join us at Dora's field Rydal on Sunday 24th March, enjoy the sea of yellow Daffs and chat to the Rangers about the Fields history and secrets.

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