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Picture Perfect for Holker’s Photography Competition

Holker Hall & Gardens in Cumbria is delighted to announce that budding amateur photographer, nine year old Heather North from Kendal, is the winner of their ‘Days You’ll Remember’ photography competition. Her winning photograph is of her little sister Zoe and was taken in Holker’s wild flower meadow on a sunny day in August.

Amateur photographers were invited into the Holker Gardens on four dedicated days in August to photograph any part of the formal gardens, parkland and exterior of the Hall and asked to submit their favourite shot. Holker enlisted the expert help of professional photographer, Val Corbett to pick one winner from a shortlist of seven. Val comments; “I was very impressed with all the images submitted but for me Heather’s photograph really captured the beauty of Holker’s gardens in the summer time and is a worthy winner.”

Heather began taking photographs with her very own digital camera from the age of three, guided by her dad who is a keen photographer and who also entered the Holker competition. Heather says “I really like taking photographs and when dad told me about the competition I knew I wanted to enter it. I’m really pleased that I beat my dad too!”

Heather’s image will be included in the 2012 ‘Days You’ll Remember’ Holker visitors leaflet with 120,000 copies printed and distributed across the North West region.

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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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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Holker launches new spring market

As Holker Hall & Gardens continues its plans to develop a fresh and engaging annual calendar of events, organisers at the historic venue have this week announced plans to launch a new spring market in May.

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Friday 7th April 2017

Fizz Friday

Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th April 2017

Easter Activities

Friday 14th April 2017

Good Friday Afternoon Tea

Thursday 27th April 2017

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