What’s on at Larch Cottage

August is the month of Afternoon Tea at La Casa Verde – 

Afternoon Tea at Larch Cottage Nurseries 

Come along and enjoy Afternoon Tea with a glass of bubbly on the balcony at La Casa Verde for £24.95 per person.

Indulge in a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes served with tea or coffee and a glass of bubbly all in fantastic surroundings!

Booking is essential with a minimum of 48 hours notice – 01931 712404. Served from 3.00pm – 4.30pm Monday-Sunday.


Sunday 19th August – 

Penrith Beekeepers 2pm-4pm

Did you know? One out of every three mouthfuls of the food that we eat is dependent on pollination by bees.

Join us here at Larch Cottage Nurseries for a fun packed afternoon for all the family hosted by Penrith Beekeepers who will be sharing information about the different kinds of bees and how you can help the bee population of the UK by planting bee friendly plants.

Friday 28th September –

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 9.30am-11.30am
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 Romanian, Polish, Finnish and of course good old Cumbrian Cakes.

Sunday 21st October

Date for your diary – Our annual Christmas Preview!

Wednesday 24th October –

Annie Guilfoyle Garden MasterclassAnnie Guilfoyle Garden_Masterclass

Annie Guilfoyle Garden Masterclass – What makes a successful gardener?

Annie Guilfoyle will guide you through the fundamentals of what makes a successful garden design, starting with basic design principles and moving on to choosing and using hard materials. There will be a workshop element to the day, with some design exercises and an opportunity to think about how to apply these ideas to your own garden.

Owner Peter Stott will conduct a tour of the gardens, discussing the use of colour, structure and the importance of layers, including a tour of the growing fields and propagation areas – home to the vast collection of plants including rare and unusual varieties for which Larch Cottage is so well known and which are not usually open to the public.


Our Chapel and Gardens are open to the public every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon from 2nd May until the 28th October. 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 2nd May to 28th October
£4.00 per person

Gardener’s World 2 for 1 Scheme
Wednesdays and Sundays 1-4pm
* From 2nd May to 28th October
£4.00 per person
*Excluding 6th June, 20th June, 12th September & 31st October.

Raising funds for the National Garden Scheme
Wednesday 6th June and Wednesday 31st October 1-4pm
£4.00 per person

Raising funds for the British Red Cross
Wednesday 20th June and Wednesday 12th September 1-4pm
£4.00 per person


Open Gardens at Larch Cottage Nurseries