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Welcome to Holker Hall & Gardens


The Holker Garden Festival Takes a Step Back in Time!

Visitors to this year’s Holker Garden Festival can take a step back in time and experience traditional,19th century farm life, as Old Hall Farm attend the 21st show this summer.

Catch a glimpse of this bygone era and get a taste of all things Victoriana, including traditional, steam powered farming machinery. Enjoy a special opportunity to take a ride around the Holker Parkland in a horse and cart, pulled by magnificent, 18hh shire horses and see authentic props and displays, all a part of Victorian life, as Old Hall Farm showcase a rural country scene.

 Old Hall Farm in Bouth, is a historic 19th century working farm, nestled in the magnificent Cumbrian hills. Owned and worked by Alex and Charlotte Sharphouse, using traditional methods to grow its crops and harvest the land; horse power, alongside steam and early vintage tractors is the way the farm is operated. Manual labour, old techniques and hard work is the key to this traditional farm. All animal feed and bedding is made and harvested on the farm and historic buildings house a herd of Hereford beef cattle and a dairy herd to produce a new range of Old Hall Farm dairy products.

 The Holker Garden Festival takes place from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013 and Alex Sharphouse and Old Hall Farm will be attending the Festival on all three days. Opening times are from 10.00am to 5.30pm. Entrance to the Festival is £15.00 for adults and £13.50 for seniors/students; discounts for advance bookings are available online. Children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult. For more information or to buy advance tickets visit the website at www.holkerfestival.co.uk or call 015395 58838. 

As well as attending this year’s Holker Garden Festival, Old Hall Farm will be officially opening for the summer season on Saturday 25th May 2013. Watch Victorian life unfold in front of you with exciting exhibits and activities including, rare steam and horse ploughing, special guests and a traditional tea room offering freshly baked cakes and refreshments; the farm offers a unique day out with timeless appeal for the whole family. For more information visit the website at www.oldhallfarmbouth.com.  

The Ilex Bar & Brasserie

Open for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
and Friday and Saturday evenings. Click for more information.


2017 Opening Dates
Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
from 3rd February to 24th March, 10.30am - 4pm. 

Main Season - 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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Sunday 26th March 2017

Mother's Day

Friday 7th April 2017

Fizz Friday

Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th April 2017

Easter Activities

Friday 14th April 2017

Good Friday Afternoon Tea

Sunday 14th May 2017

Holker Art Market