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Holker Garden Festival Stages Cartmel ‘Pop Up’ Village

The Holker Garden Festival will be staging a unique, Cartmel ‘pop up’ village at this year’s show, celebrating the Festival’s magnificent setting and showcasing the historic village’s well known businesses, attractions and foodie residents.

Visitors to this year’s Festival are invited to step in to a mini Cartmel Village down on the Festival showground and discover some of the well known businesses and attractions that have put Cartmel on the map, including; Cartmel Cheeses, Cartmel Village Shop; the home of Sticky Toffee Pudding, The Bread Shed, Unsworth Brewery, Yew Tree Barn, Cartmel Racecourse, The Cartmel Priory Church and the Cartmel in Bloom Committee. 


Jillian Rouse, Festival Manager explains the decision to create the pop up village, “Holker is situated in incredibly unique surroundings and we wanted to celebrate that fact. The Cartmel peninsula and the historic village of Cartmel are renowned, not just locally but nationally, for its incredible history, produce, scenery and attractions. The Holker Garden Festival has always been proud to support the many successful businesses of Cumbria and we have been working closely with the villages businesses, as well as The Cartmel Priory Church, Cartmel Village Traders and the Cartmel Village Society, to stage a pop up village where visitors could explore this wonderful destination, all in the unique setting of the Festival.” 


The Holker Garden Festival in Cark-in-Cartmel is a three day summer spectacle taking place from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013, showcasing only the very best of gardening, countryside, food and crafts and making it one of the most popular events in the summer calendar. Hosted by Lord and Lady Cavendish and set in the beautiful Holker Parkland in Cark in Cartmel, the 21st Holker Garden Festival promises to be an exciting blend of new attractions and the return of some familiar and much loved sights. Highlights this year include talks and demonstrations by Clarissa Dickson-Wright and food historian Ivan Day in the Holker Garden Theatre.   


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. In 2013, the Cartmel community will be joining together to celebrate 825 years since Cartmel Priory Church was founded by the Augustinian canons. For more information on the village of Cartmel visit www.cartmelvillage.com.

2017 Winter Opening

The Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3rd November to 17th December 10.30am - 4.00pm. 


Holker Celebrates Christmas

Visit the beautifully decorated Hall.

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11.00am - 4.00pm

1st - 3rd, 8th - 10th and 15th - 17th December

£8.50 per adult, children free.


The Gardens are now closed for Winter.

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