Lawson Park Open Weekend: Saturday 9th September & Sunday 10th September
Dates: 09 September 2023 to 10 September 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
£5 (Adults) & £4 (Concession / Under 12's)
Please note that Lawson Park welcomes guide dogs only, so please don’t bring pet dogs.
If you’d like to visit for a group tour of over 8 people, please contact us ahead for details and we’ll try to accommodate you in the late afternoon.
There’s no need to book to visit, but all visitors wishing to drive to us should pre-book a timed 2 hour ticketed car parking space through the links below.
Lawson Park, East of Lake, Coniston, Cumbria – LA21 8AD
Celebrate late summer colour and the harvests ripening on The Paddies, a unique terraced fruit and vegetable garden made by Japanese farmers, high up in the clouds above Coniston Water. The new Dragonfly Shed will be resplendent and there will be fantastic tours, home baking and our own produce to buy.
The main gardens surrounding Lawson Park reach a colourful peak in September with late herbaceous plantings and bountiful fruit and vegetable harvests in our extensive no-dig beds. The newly planted Brexit Orchard hosts a thriving collection of European Union member state fruit varieties, grafted and donated by the South Lakes Orchard Group.
Inside the main residence, you’re welcome to look at our art and craft collections, browse the Lawson Park Library or just sit in our panoramic window overlooking our wildflower meadow to enjoy the best views of Coniston you’ll find.
Entry is £5 (Adults) & £4 (Concession / Under 12’s) and includes an optional tour. Garden & House Tours (45 mins, free with entry, no need to book) will start at 12.00, 14.00 & 16.00 – led by our long term live in wardens – if there’s anything they don’t know about Lawson Park then it’s not worth knowing! A simple café offers our famous refreshments (lunch & teas) made from our own fruit and veg.
Parking on site is very limited so we advise walking or cycling up from East of Lake Road wherever possible – it’s a stunning route to take to us, with incredible views over the lake and the Old Man. We do have two disabled parking spaces close to the building which we are happy to reserve for booked visitors – just Contact us. The main building and its adjacent garden is fully wheelchair accessible, though regrettably we cannot offer full accessibility elsewhere on site.