Jillian Rouse, Head of Visitor services says that the event is now fully booked, “We’re absolutely delighted with the level of interest in this new event here at Holker. We were getting enquiries a few hours after announcing the date which was very encouraging and we now have a fantastic selection of businesses and producers confirmed for the two days.
“There is a varied mix of stalls and produce on offer from jewellery and art, to plants and cakes and we also have live entertainment from local swing/jazz singer and guitarist Andy Reay.
“Our Winter Market last year was so popular that we’ve added in more space to wander through the market and more seating for people to relax and enjoy the atmosphere or a bite to eat.”
FOR ALL THOSE CANINE COMPANIONS: The Holker Spring Market is a dog friendly event! Dogs on a lead are welcome in the Courtyard and market – there will be plenty of water bowls too!
Visitors to the first ever Holker Spring Market will discover a spring showcase of delicious artisanal food, glorious flowers and plants and beautiful handmade gifts alongside lively entertainment including a circus workshop. Gates open at 10.30am – 5.00pm. Entry is £2.50 per adult, accompanied children free of charge, includes parking and entry to the Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop. Hall & Gardens open, discounted admission charge applies.
Holker Hall & Gardens, Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop are open until 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 www.holker.co.uk or telephone 015395 58328.
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Horticulture is the star of the show once again at the Holker Garden Festival as organisers welcome The Kitchen Garden Roadshow in to its Garden Theatre for the very first time. Sponsored by Kitchen Garden Magazine, the Roadshow will host a full line up of gardening experts including Saturday’s special Festival guest, Charlie Dimmock.
Visitors to this year’s Holker Garden Festival (3-5 June) are encouraged to take some time out and venture up to the main Holker Gardens to see and hear The Ulverston Music Festival playing from 2-4pm on each day of the show.
Experience the very best of classical music played by top artists and professional musicians in the serene setting of the formal Gardens. A full line up of musicians is planned including:
A selection of local artists will be showcasing their work at this year’s Holker Garden Festival in the very first Arts Village to be staged at the show. Organised by local artist, John Driskel, the Arts Village will allow visitors to get up close to a wonderful selection of art and, weather permitting, there will be demonstrations taking place throughout the three day Festival. “I’m delighted to be able to help bring the Arts Village to Holker this year. It will be fantastic for these artists to showcase their work to such a large audience and we hope, of course, that visitors will enjoy seeing their artwork, with many pieces inspired by Cumbria and the local landscape.”