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Fri 16th June 2017
Summer highlights at Holker Hall, Cumbria

With the Gardens now in full bloom, the summer months at Holker Hall are a glorious mix of long walks, spectacular floral displays, picnics in the parkland and delicious afternoon tea in the bustling Courtyard.  A visit to this historic house in Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria is an opportunity for a wonderful day out for all the family - so why not put these dates in your diary for the months ahead.

Tour & Tea with Head Gardener (High Summer) - Wed 26th July 2017 - £25pp

Join a tour with Holkers’ Head Gardener Glyn Sherratt and take a behind the scenes look at the impressive Holker Gardens.  Learn about how the gardens are cared for and how they evolve with new planting schemes.   Tours starts at 2pm.  Pre-booking essential – 015395 58328.

Plant Fair & Food Market - 27th August 2017 - Free entry!

A Specialist Plant Fair bringing together many of the North’s top nurseries, growers and plantsmen and women - the perfect opportunity to pick up a variety of seeds and plants for your garden.   Enjoy delicious, local produce at the popular Holker Food Market which runs alongside. 

Ice House Tour & Cream Tea - Friday 9th June 2017 &  Friday 21st July 2017 - £15 per person.  

A rare opportunity to walk through the Park with one of Holker’s Guides to visit the 18th century Ice House, followed by a cream tea. Learn more about this incredibly well preserved building which gives an intriguing insight in to a past way of life on the estate.  Tour starts at 2pm. Pre-booking essential – 015395 58328.

Art Market - 9th July 2017 - Free entry.

An inspirational specialist art market dedicated to painters and printmakers, featuring some of the best artists from Cumbria and the North West. 

NGS open day - Thursday 24th August 2017

Purchase a garden ticket and enjoy a complimentary garden tour.  A percentage of proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to NGS.

Holker Hall & Gardens, Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop open Sat 25 March to Sun 29 Oct 2017.  
Wed – Sun (+ Bank Holiday Mons.) 10.30am – 5.00pm (Hall 11 – 4.)

 For more information on all of Holker’s 2017 events visit the website at or telephone 015395 58328.