Welcome to Holker Hall & Gardens - Holker Hall

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.

The Ilex Bar & Brasserie

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


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)


Latest News
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Holker launches new spring market

As Holker Hall & Gardens continues its plans to develop a fresh and engaging annual calendar of events, organisers at the historic venue have this week announced plans to launch a new spring market in May.

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Upcoming Events
Friday 7th April 2017

Fizz Friday

Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th April 2017

Easter Activities

Friday 14th April 2017

Good Friday Afternoon Tea

Thursday 27th April 2017

"Death at Downturn Abbey"