A flower garden, made in a walled vegetable garden dating from 1650. Acorn Bank has an orchard and 'the largest collection of culinary and medicinal herbs in any National Trust garden'. Dorothy Una Ratcliffe re-worked the garden in the 1930s and ’40s, shifting the emphasis to fruit and flowers, adding new ornaments and statues to create an Arts and Crafts style garden. It now has a wildflower meadow and bird reserve.
The garden is best known for the walled herb garden , which contains more than 250 varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs.
Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA10 1SP
See Acorn Bank Garden website