Holker Great Lime

What strikes you first about the Holker lime is its stature. It is designated one of The Tree Council’s 50 Great British Trees in recognition of its place in the National Heritage and in 1992 (which was presumably the date after which the only tape measure in Christendom was lost as no measurements of the tree have been taken since) it was 22m high (that’s 72 feet for the metrically-challenged) and its wonderfully wide fluted trunk was 25ft. Planted early in the 17th century, probably as part of a formal garden, this magnificent specimen has been carefully tended by generations of owners and gardeners. Today its huge trunk stands in a cavern formed by overhanging branches.


Friday 23rd March to Sunday 28th October 2018


Hall (11am-4pm) & Gardens (10.30am-5pm) : Wednesday – Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Gift Shop (10.30am - 5pm): Wednesday - Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Café, Food Hall & Park (10.30am-5pm) :  Daily


Occasionally the Hall opening may vary to accommodate special events. Please check the website before visiting.