Abbot Hall Gallery and Gregsgarth

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Wednesday 8 June 2011 - 07:15 until 17:00

Abbot Hall was built in 1759 for Colonel George Wilson who wished to live in the town of Kendall but desired his home to have the atmosphere of a country house. The ground floor rooms are furnished with 18th Century pictures, furniture and other decorative arts. Abbot Hall is renowned for its collection of paintings and watercolours. There will also be an exhibition there of the work of artist Sheila Fell (1939-1979).

After lunch at Abbot Hall a visit to Gresgarth Gardens in the village of Caton will follow. Gresgarth Hall is the home of the well-known landscape and garden designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd. There, she has created one of the most exciting gardens in England by combining the best of Italian design with British plantsmanship. Modern and classical sculpture is displayed throughout the garden and there are variety of different gardens to visit including the Water Garden and Kitchen Garden. The Head Gardener will also give a short talk.

Venue information

Opening times

Open Monday - Saturday

1 November to 28 February
The Gallery: 10.30am - 4.00pm
Last admission: 3.30pm
The Bakestone: 10.30am - 4.00pm

1 March to 31 October
The Gallery: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Last admission: 4.30pm
The Bakestone: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Entry details

Tickets are £52 to include transport, entrance tickets and lunch

7.15am (see pick up points)

Contact Mrs Anthony Bowles on 01644 440232 or email

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