The Garden Landscape Guide

Sizergh Castle Garden

Sizergh is an old castle built in the Middle Ages and set in a 1,600 acre estate. There are two lakes, a woodland garden, kitchen garden, orchard, herbaceous borders, terrace garden, Dutch garden, wild flower banks and a well-known very large limestone rock garden (the largest in The National Trust) made by T R Hayes & Son in 1926.

Kendal, Cumbria, England, LA8 8AE

Mid March to beginning November. Sunday to Thursday. Open 11am to 5pm.

Adult Castle & Garden £7.10, Garden only £4.70 (prices include voluntary Gift Aid donation)

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  • over 5 years by Anonymous 2 / 5

    We were quite enjoying our visit until we asked one of the 'helpers' a question about the 'castle?' and were told in a reprimanding and patronising tone that it was a house not a castle - we never did get an answer to our question.
  • almost 7 years by pete 4 / 5

    a rock garden, woodland garden and kitchen garden. some lovely shrubs and borders. the garden integrates well with the castle.
  • over 7 years by Gail Fanning 5 / 5

    An amazing estate! The rock garden is particularly inspiring with lovely plantings of mature, gorgeous Japanese maples, evergreens, primulas, iris, and ferns with streams trickling through it. The kitchen garden is also lovely, and we enjoyed the house tour as well.

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Sizergh Castle Garden in Autumn Photograph © National Trust
Sizergh Castle Garden, Cumbria Photograph © National Trust
Sizergh Castle Garden in June Photograph © C.E. Bourke/The Art of English Gardens