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Meet the exhibitor: Burlington Stone and Old Hall Farm

As the Holker Garden Festival gets ready to celebrate its 22nd year, we meet some of the people that are preparing to make this year’s show the best yet.

 

 

An exciting collaboration between the UK’s leading manufacturer of British natural stone, Burlington Stone, and one of Cumbria’s newest visitor attractions, Old Hall Farm, Bouth will be showcased at this year’s event.  The two businesses have been working together for the past 3 months to plan an impressive Victorian quarry scene display leading in to Burlington’s 2014 festival show garden.

Nick Williams, commercial director at Burlington Stone comments “Collaborating with Old Hall Farm creates a really unusual and unique way to not only stage our show garden, but to also showcase our stone from its natural form to a finished product.”

 

Looking at how stone was quarried and used in the production of roads; Old Hall Farm will demonstrate road laying from the olden days, using stone quarried from Burlington’s Baycliff limestone quarry.  This scene will naturally lead into the garden to show how the quarried stone can be used in a formal context, creating a stunning and enjoyable garden.

 

Old Hall Farm and its owners Alex and Charlotte Sharphouse were a big hit at last year’s show. This year they will showcase traditional machinery including a Ruston Bucyrus face shovel digging a lime stone quarry face. Whilst the 20 tonne steam roller works to compact a traditional stone road.

 

Alex Sharphouse comments “We’re really looking forward to our second festival.  We hope to show visitors something a little different with our display and showcase just a small part of Old Hall Farm’s historic collection.”

 

For more information or to buy advance tickets visit the website at www.holkerfestival.co.uk or call 015395 58838.  Holker Garden Festival takes place from Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June 2014. Opening times are from 10.00am to 5.30pm.  Entrance to the Festival is £15.00 for adults and £13.50 for seniors/students. Children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult.

 

 

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)


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