For half a century Lowther Castle lay in ruins. Having been derelict and abandoned, it was only in 2008 that it was given a new lease of life. International garden designer, and Chelsea Gold winner, Dan Pearson has helped transform Lowther’s 130 acres into something quite spectacular.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the castle ruins, these gardens combine age and splendour on a grand scale. Historic features include the 17th-century yew avenue and limestone escarpment, while recent additions include a stunning parterre and giant rose garden laid out in the shape of an English Rose. The new Garden-in-the-Ruins is a fascinating example of naturalistic planting, which pays homage to the Castle’s history. Even today you can still spot relics of the Gardens’ illustrious past. Beyond are woodland trails and wildflower meadows to explore, all accompanied by majestic lakeland views.
Check before you travel
Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply.
We advise checking the garden’s own website or calling them direct to ensure the published details are accurate, as opening times and restrictions may vary.
Always take your 2 for 1 card with you
Some gardens have pre-booking systems in place – take your 2 for 1 card with you to validate your booking.
If a garden offers both pre-booking and walk-up options, we recommend booking prior to your visit to avoid disappointment should the garden be busy.
Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2 for 1 card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.
Using your 2-for-1 card at Lowther Castle & Gardens
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- Select 1 adult ticket for 2for1 entry
- Card valid for the whole property. Card not valid on event days – check before visiting
Open all year, daily, 10am-5pm (4pm Nov-Feb)
Adults & seniors £12, children (3-15) £9. Booking advisable – walk-up may also be available