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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, September 13, 2017

Full house for popular chilli eating competition

This weekend’s damp weather didn’t affect the fiery fun at Holker with a full house for the chilli eating competitions hosted by Darth Naga.  A packed Courtyard watched on as 10 competitors (on each day) took part in the lively competition.   Saturday’s competition was the most entertaining yet with Darth commenting it was best one he had ever hosted - humorous contestants were encouraged by the lively crowd - with Jordan from Barrow taking centre stage.  Joint winners took the trophy on Saturday and Ed Duffy was crowned Sunday’s winner after reaching around 250,000 scovilles.

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Upcoming Events
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

Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Saturday 9th December 2017

Christmas Art Market