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Cystopteris

Holder
National Trust - Sizergh Castle
Address

Mr Andrew Harrison

Deputy Head Gardener

National Trust

Sizergh Castle

Kendal

LA8 8AE

Telephone
01539 69813 Mob: 07785 736303
Description
18 acre garden with large limestone rock garden incorporating NCs and adjoining orchard bed displaying NCs in groups plus kitchen garden fern border. A new Stumpery garden is now open to house the Fern Collections. Taxa included in the cystopteris Collection include Gymnocarpium and Acystopteris; members of the Cystoptericaceae family. Osmundastrum cinnamomeum is included as part of Osmundaceae.
Best time to view
Cystopteris: Early Jun & Aug; Dryopteris: May-Oct; Osmunda: early May for emerging croziers, through to bronze fonds in Oct; Ferns: Early Jun & Aug-Oct
Opening Times
See website or phone for details
Entry
See website or phone for details
Directions
3½ miles S Kendal A590/A591 (SD498878). Oxenholme station 3 miles. Bus CMS 555 Keswick-Lancaster.
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