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Louise Stoddart – (Garden Design & Horticulture)

  • garden designer and horticulturalist from Cumbria
  • highly-regarded by our previous (now retired) Tutor David Haigh
  • may be familiar to David’s former students as some did visit her gardens!
  • studied horticulture at the famous Newton Rigg college
  • horticulturalist for several significant gardens

Louise, having wellies on the ground as it were, knows of and has access to the real gems not everyone sees!

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING LOUISE’S COURSES:
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“What a fantastic time we had together. A variety of superb gardens with the privilege of meeting their owners. We learned so much and had fun with Louise.”
“Louise is a perfect expert and leader of the course. She is charming, enthusiastic, caring and knowledgeable… attending has been a complete pleasure.”
“[Louise’s]local knowledge enabled her to gain access to a variety of gardens from private owned to National Trust – each a special gem. Her evening lectures/entertainment were just the right length & light hearted.”
“Enthusiasm & exuberance in droves!”
“A very enjoyable course – knowledgeable tutor, good food & company. Will come again at a different time of year.”
“My 5th Lakeland Gardens holiday. Louise was such an inspiration, very knowledgeable, a great personality.”
“A first class tutor!”

 

April 2020

HOUSES AND GARDENS (3 NIGHT)

April 7th at 18:30 to April 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* With Louise, visit some wonderful gardens, enhancing some amazing buildings each with their own unique story. Lunch in some beautiful surroundings. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £264 (inc. Field Trips and lunches out) We also offer LAKELAND GARDENS with Louise in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

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May 2020

VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – LATE SPRING

May 18th at 18:30 to May 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 18 May - 13:30 Fri 22 May 2020 Spring is such an abundant season, so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens, some not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £471 Non-residential: £339 (inc. Admissions and Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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June 2020

VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT): MID-SUMMER

June 29th at 18:30 to July 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 29 Jun - 13:30 Fri 3 Jul 2020 Summer is a wonderful season to view the fantastic gardens of Cumbria. Join expert Louise, be inspired by some best-kept horticultural secrets, meeting their owners and gardeners. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £471 Non-residential: £339 (inc. Admissions and Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September

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September 2020

VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

September 28th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 28 Sep - 13:30 Fri 2 Oct 2020 Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £471 Non-residential: £339 (inc. Admissions and Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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