A Time to Plant is available to buy at the Holker Gift Shop priced £25. An entertaining and thought provoking read, A Time to Plant is the story of a family, of a life, of a community, of continuity with the past and adaption to the modern age. Hugh Cavendish writes about the history of Holker which dates back to the 16th Century and has never been bought or sold but has passed by inheritance through the family line. He describes his own life, as a child at Holker (“when I look back I allow myself the indulgence of believing I was not quite as stupid as my schoolmasters held me to be; nor quite as lazy”) and later as the owner of Holker, finding a way of managing huge resources and responsibilities and also immense debt. And, of course, he writes about the garden.
A Time to Plant; Life and Gardening at Holker is published by Frances Lincoln, photography by Grania Cavendish. For more information visit the website www.holker.co.uk.
The Ilex Bar & Brasserie
Open for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
and Friday and Saturday evenings. Click for more information.
2017 Opening Dates
Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
from 3rd February to 24th March, 10.30am - 4pm.
Main Season - 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)