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Meet the exhibitor: Oubas Knitwear

As we prepare to celebrate the 22nd Holker Garden Festival, we’d like to introduce you to some of the exhibitors that will be attending this year’s show.


We are delighted to welcome Oubas Knitwear to their very first Holker Garden Festival.  Kate Wilson is the lady behind this artisan knitwear brand; creating luxurious accessories ranging from scarves, wraps, jumpers, cardigans, and homewares.

All pieces are lovingly handmade by Kate in a small studio in Ulverston using yarns from carefully sourced British and Italian spinners, and an old knitting machine once used in the Borders.


Kate graduated in 2010 from Winchester School of Art with a BA(hons) in Fashion Knitwear. Gaining valuable experience whilst working for lifestyle brand Toast, she then moved back to Cumbria to found Oubas, and she’s still only 25!!  In fact the name 'Oubas' is derived from 'Oubas Hill', the area where all pieces are designed and created in Ulverston, Cumbria. Kate takes inspiration from the rich landscape to create her unique accessories, combining traditional craftsmanship with a contemporary eye.


Take a look at the full product range online at www.oubasknitwear.co.uk. The Holker Garden Festival takes place in Cark-in-Cartmel from Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June 2014. For more information or to buy advance tickets visit www.holkerfestival.co.uk or call 015395 58838.

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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)

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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
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

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017

Halloween Fun!

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017

Holker Winter Market