DescriptionBrantwood was the home of eminent Victorian, John Ruskin, from 1872 until 1900. The gardens and estate are like no other, reflecting Ruskin’s many and varied interests. Mature Victorian landscape gardens lead to John Ruskin’s own experimental landscapes, to ancient woodlands, high moorland and spectacular views. In recent years 8 gardens have been restored at Brantwood creating a fascinating landscape.
Whichever season you choose to visit you are assured year round interest. Spectacular azaleas in springtime; a collection of ferns, herbs and colourful herbaceous borders in summer; the vibrant colours of autumn.
OPENING TIMES: Open all year: Mid March to mid November open daily 11am until 6pm. Mid November to mid March open Wednesday to Sunday 11am until 5pm
COST OF GARDEN ADMISSION: £4 adult £1.20 child £8.50 family
VISITOR FACILITIES: meals, light refreshments and drinks all day; book and giftshop; craft gallery; plants and estate products for sale.
SIZE/AREA OF GARDEN: 250 acres No. OF GARDENERS: 3
ADDRESS OF GARDEN: Coniston, Cumbria. LA21 8AD
TEL: 015394 41396
FAX: 015394 41263