Sizergh Castle


Last updated: 1 November 1999 - this entry is more than a year old, for details on how to update click here

Address and contact details
Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE
Tel: 015395 60070
Fax: 015395 61621
Latitude: 54° 16' 53" N
Longitude: 2° 45' 54" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:The National Trust
Umbrella organisation:English Heritage, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, The National Trust
Personnel
Mr M. Hutcheson
Contact person::
Total Staff:4
Policies
Accessions:As for The National Trust.
Collections:As for The National Trust.
Physical environment
Soil type:Loam, neutral
Aspect:Mostly flat
Total area:0.8 ha
Weather recordsRecords kept
Temperature
Average daily:8 °C
Av. monthly max:18 °C
Av. monthly min:2.0 °C
Absolute maximum:33 °C (1985)
Absolute minimum:-12 °C (1986)
Wind
Direction:South and west
Strength:Average
Rainfall
Average annual:1235 mm
Month of maximum:February
Month of minimum:April
Plant collection
Genera:4
Species:25
Taxa:45
Plants:300
Special collections:
Hardy fern collection, NCCPG – 4 Genera, 25 Species, 45 Taxa, 300 Plants.
Record Keeping:No records kept
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:No
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:No
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Café, plant shop, book shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:50,000
Public opening hours:Sun-Thurs: 12.30-5.30pm
Guiding principles behind the collection
The Hardy Fern collection was planted in our rock garden during its redevelopment in 1926 and is kept as part of the decorative side of the whole garden.
Location map
Location map

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