What’s on at Larch Cottage

Larch Cottage Book Club –

The Larch Cottage Book Club goes from strength to strength. The group meet upstairs in La Casa Verde every few weeks throughout the year at 10.30am.

If you would like to see what it’s all about then get in touch and we can send over the current reading list.

Crochet with a cuppa!

Do you fancy learning how to crochet with a cuppa?

We are in the process of setting up a crochet workshop upstairs in La Casa Verde.

If you are interested, get in touch and we can decide on what day and time suits people best! We are happy for it to become a regular workshop.

crochet with a cuppa

Sunday 28th July
Yoga on the Lawn

A morning of sun salutations with yoga teacher Rob Fowler. Rob will be delivering this session for the charity Combat Stress.

Arrival time is 9.15am to begin at 9.30am-10.30am followed by brunch at 11am.

Workshop is suitable for all levels (even beginners).

Price is £30.00 per person and numbers are limited so please get in touch for more information or to book –

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Tuesday 6th August
Behind the scenes at Larch Cottage

Join us for a rare and unique opportunity to ‘go behind the scenes’ and meet nursery owner Peter Stott as he provides a tour of the nursery and propagation fields.

We grow over 90% of the plants we sell here in the Frozen North and specialise in rare and unusual shrubs, perennials, and climbers, Japanese acers, old fashioned roses, and slow growing and dwarf conifers.

This is a one-off event so don’t miss the opportunity to explore this secret garden and the propagation fields hidden away in the tiny hamlet of Melkinthorpe!

2pm – 4pm
£15 including coffee.

To book your place please email or phone 01931 712404.

Propagation at Larch CottagePropagation at Larch Cottage

Tuesday 20th August
Pilates, Pimm’s & Pizza

Join us for a Principles of Pilates class outside on our private lawn here at Larch Cottage followed by Pizza and Pimm’s at La Casa Verde!

Emma Lynch from Adamas Pilates will provide a Pilates class suitable for any level, come and enjoy this new workshop in beautiful surroundings.

Arrival time is 10.45am to begin at 11am-12 noon followed by lunch at 12.15pm.

Price is £30.00 per person and numbers are limited so please get in touch for more information or to book –

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Friday 27th September
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at La Casa Verde

Come along to La Casa Verde and get involved with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Each member of staff is baking a cake relating to where they are from! We will have traditional Polish, Filipino and of course good old Cumbrian Cakes.

Our coffee morning will take place in La Casa Verde from 9.30am-11.30am.  All Welcome!

Sunday 3rd November
Larch Cottage Christmas Preview

Date for your diary! Further details to follow but our very popular Christmas Preview is definitely an event not to be missed!

We are looking for a band to play in our courtyard for the Christmas Preview so please get in touch if you are interested!

Afternoon Tea at La Casa Verde 

Come along and enjoy our new Afternoon Tea at La Casa Verde for £19.95 per person.

Indulge in a selection of finger sandwiches, fruit scones with jam and chantilly cream, savoury tart, chefs selection of homemade pastries and cakes. Served with tea or coffee – all in fantastic surroundings!

Please book in advance with a minimum of 48 hours notice – 01931 712404. Served from 3.00pm – 4.30pm Monday-Sunday.

Afternoon Tea at La Casa Verde


Our Chapel and Gardens are open to the public every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon from 1st May until the 29th September. We raise money for various charities and causes through the opening of the gardens and charge a £4 admittance unless you are a member of the Gardener’s World 2 for 1 scheme or the RHS in which case their rules apply.

RHS Partner Garden Scheme 
Wednesdays and Sundays  1-4pm
From 1st May to 29th October
£4.00 per person

Gardener’s World 2 for 1 Scheme
Wednesdays and Sundays 1-4pm
* From 1st May to 29th October
£4.00 per person
*Excluding 11th July, 25th July, 15th August, 12th September & 19th September

Raising funds for the National Garden Scheme
Thursday 11th July, Thursday 15th August and Thursday 19th September
£4.00 per person

Raising funds for the British Red Cross
Thursday 25th July and Thursday 12th September 1-4pm
£4.00 per person

Open Gardens at Larch Cottage Nurseries