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The Big Draw comes to Holker - participating artists announced

Big Draw to run sessions creating fantastical insects and birds and woodland landscapes.

Final details have just been announced of the artists in action at Holker Big Draw event on Thursday 1st November.

They will include: Frances Winder, Zoe Baker and Diane Rowlinson.  Tania Jany Brown will lead the activities planned which start at 11.00am for the morning session.  The planned activities will use the beautiful natural resources of the Holker Gardens and Grounds to complete different cooperative projects all based around the theme of Fantastical Creatures.
Tania commented "across all activities I am aiming to show that drawing is as much about observing as it is about making marks to express a scene, idea or mood. These are short taster sessions to help stimulate people to try and make things fun and not intimidating".
Activity times:  11.00am - 12.30pm morning session, 12.30pm - 1.00pm troll trek - brief guided walk to take inspiration from the Holker Gardens (please gather outside the Gift Shop), 1.30pm - 2.30pm afternoon session, 2.30pm - 3.00pm activities completed.
All activities are free and suitable for school age children and adults.


2017 Main Season Opening Dates

Hall & Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop

Saturday 25th March to Sunday 29th October

Wednesday to Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.30am-5pm  (Hall 11am-4pm)

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

70 exhibitors now confirmed at Cumbria’s newest event!

Holker’s newest event for 2017, The Holker Spring Market has been well received, with exhibitor space fully booked weeks in advance.   Taking place on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2017 the event will bring together a fine selection of home, food, garden and gift exhibitors set in the bustling Courtyard and Piazza.

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Upcoming Events
Thursday 24th August 2017

National Gardens Scheme Day

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017

Holker Chilli Fest

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Tour & Tea with the Head Gardener

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Holker Food Market

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017

Halloween Fun!

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017

Holker Winter Market