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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.  

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)

The Ilex Bar & Brasserie

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