Flower Power Fairs are bringing a huge selection of quality plants grown by some of the very best Northern plant specialists and growers to Holker Hall for an early Spring Plant Fair on Sunday 17 April. The fair takes place near to the Courtyard area and will be open from 10.30am-4pm.
Flower Power Fairs, established over the past 9 years, and acknowledged as bringing together a superb collection of top plant specialists, nurseries and growers to the fairs, will be returning to Holker Hall for this fourth event and will be back again on the August Bank Holiday Sunday, 28 August with a different selection of plant specialists and growers.
“All the nurseries grow their own plants and bring you a huge diversity of plants, always of the best quality and I hand pick each participant for their high standards, selection of plants on sale and presentation and plant knowledge.” says organiser, Judy Popley.
A huge choice of Spring flowering plants will be on sale including bulbs, flowering shrubs and trees and many of the stands offer unusual plants for sale. Flower Power has been promoting bee, butterfly and insect friendly plants as well as encouraging gardeners to Buy British, Buy Local. “We need to support these local nurseries or we shall lose them.”
Car parking and admission to the Plant fair will be free and there will also be a Local Food Market within the Courtyard.
The following week visitors will have the opportunity to meet Glyn Sherratt, Holker’s Head Gardener, and enjoy a guided tour of the gardens followed by afternoon tea at the new ‘Tour and Tea with the Head Gardener’ event taking place on 20th April (pre-booking essential).
HOLKER HALL PLANT FAIR
Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PL
Sunday 17 April 10.30-4pm
Flower Power Fairs: Judy Popley
Arley View Farm, Hobbs Hill Lane, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire. WA16 0QZ
The Ilex Bar & BrasserieOpen for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
This weekend’s damp weather didn’t affect the fiery fun at Holker with a full house for the chilli eating competitions hosted by Darth Naga. A packed Courtyard watched on as 10 competitors (on each day) took part in the lively competition. Saturday’s competition was the most entertaining yet with Darth commenting it was best one he had ever hosted - humorous contestants were encouraged by the lively crowd - with Jordan from Barrow taking centre stage. Joint winners took the trophy on Saturday and Ed Duffy was crowned Sunday’s winner after reaching around 250,000 scovilles.