Gardens and Grounds
Our gardens and grounds are set in 130 acres of farmland with views to neighbouring fells and the distinctive ‘Hoad Monument’ above the town of Ulverston. They are beautiful, peaceful and varied. They encompass formal gardens, including a quiet garden which has been developed as a place for meditation, reflection and outdoor Quaker worship. We are continually developing our gardens. A new courtyard garden features a Living Quilt, a copy of a quilt on the bed in the Fells’ bedroom.
The quiet garden gives a wheelchair-accessible hard route through to the meadow from the east side garden.
There is a free brochure for visitors who wish to do a self-guided tour of the gardens and grounds.
As entry to the gardens are free, local people are very welcome to come to the Hall to wander, picnic, or sit and enjoy a moment of peace and quiet.
Click here to download the garden brochure (A3-size) and here to download it to print at home on A4-size paper. Copies are also available at Swarthmoor Hall, of course.