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Lord Cavendish to Launch ‘A Time to Plant’ at the 20th Holker Garden Festival

On the weekend of the 20th Holker Garden Festival, taking place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June, Lord Cavendish will officially launch his book, A Time to Plant: Life and Gardening at Holker, with a book signing session on each day of the Festival.

At 11.30am in the Holker Festival Garden Theatre, visitors will have the opportunity to hear Lord Cavendish share extracts from his new book, describe the challenges of writing it and reveal the history of Holker and its magnificent gardens. This will be followed by a half an hour book signing session with the chance to purchase your own copy of the book.

 

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. Advance copies available from the Holker Gift Shop.
Read more online at Westmorland Gazette News Article

Opening times for the 2012 Holker Garden Festival are from 10.00am to 5.30pm.  Advance tickets are available to buy online at www.holkerfestival.co.uk or call 015395 58838. Children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult.

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