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Welcome to Holker Hall & Gardens


Cumbrian Basketmakers and Seatweavers will be attending this years Festival

They are a recently formed local group of the Basketmakers' Association, all weavers of baskets or seating, working together to keep the traditional crafts alive.


During the Holker Garden Festival they will be demonstrating their craft at their stall in the Made in Cumbria Craft Hall AND running children's workshops in the Holker Tipi’s.

Look out for the boards by the stalls and outside the Holker Tipi’s for times of demonstrations.

Baskets makers will be making baskets, plant supports, sculptures- watch the progress and find out all about the materials used. See the range of items they can weave in willow and get a lovely basket to use in the garden. Come and find out about getting that old chair re-seated.

Commissions taken for bespoke items, just pop along and have a chat with them.

Have a go in the craft tent on Friday using cane and weave an animal with willow on the Saturday and Sunday.

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
Saturday 5th August 2017

Peter Pan Outdoor Theatre

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