Earlier this week I discovered a new place to visit in the Lake District. It was one of those moments when you think, I can’t believe I’ve never been here before. Holehird Gardens is the home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society and it has to be one of the best kept gardens in the North of England.
I’m no gardener but you don’t have to be to appreciate the masses of different flowers and plants on display, all lovingly looked after by the society’s members.
The gardens are located on a hillside overlooking Lake Windermere so you also get great views and a pretty little tarn to walk around too. This is one visitor attraction I will be returning to time and time again.
Here are a few photographs from the gardens. These pictures were taken on the Fuji 60mm which was almost perfect for the close-up flower shots. The lens is super sharp and the only weakness of the lens is the auto-focus capability in close-up mode which is difficult to nail even when switching to manual mode and using the back focus button. The time delay when using the actual focus ring on the lens is also frustrating but these are small niggles and I’m happy with the photos I got from these wonderful gardens.