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Holker Celebrates its 60th Season with 38,000 Spring Bulbs!

Holker Hall & Gardens celebrates its 60th season

Holker Hall & Gardens, which re-opens to the public on 14th March 2010, Mothering Sunday, celebrates its 60th season this year.  To start the season off with a flourish, the gardens are showcasing a magnificent spring floral display.

Head Gardener, Yvonne Cannon and her gardeners, have put in over 1500 hours of work, planting over 38,000 bulbs, using over 120 tonnes of compost and tending to 25 acres of public gardens.  Over 40 tonnes of compost have been hand made by Yvonne herself including leaf mould and garden compost.  Additionally, 80 tonnes of mushroom compost is used on the box hedging and kitchen garden.  All of this work and more goes on behind the scenes to prepare a magnificent spring display for everyone to enjoy.

The Holker Gardens will awaken with an array of spring flowering bulbs, including early, mid and late-flowering tulips and 7,500 thickly-planted primulas and primroses, through which the tulips appear, all designed to begin the season with style!  Carpets of daffodils add a burst of colour in the woodland garden and on the main lawn.  In addition to the traditional planting the gardens are also home to a number of unusual, exotic and in some instances rare plants, which although sourced from warmer climates are surprisingly at home at Holker.  Seasonal walks and immaculately kept gardens have been designed for visitors of all ages.  Even Holker Hall itself receives a splash of spring colour with 3000 bulbs grown by Yvonne and her gardeners for display in the house, from hyacinths to highly fragrant, paper-white narcissus.

Make the most of the arrival of spring and experience a day with friends and family at Holker Hall & Gardens, which open daily from 11.00 am - 4.00 pm, with the gardens opening from 10.30 am - 5.30 pm.  There is something for everyone including the magnificent Holker Hall and surrounding countryside.  Then afterwards relax and visit the courtyard cafe and enjoy a variety of delicious, locally produced food or explore the Holker Food Hall for the opportunity to buy food from the Holker Estate.  Complete the day with a browse around the Holker Gift Shop, which has a wonderful selection of gifts for the home and garden.

Entrance to the Hall & Gardens is £10.00 for adults, £9.00 for concessions and £5.50 for children (6-15).  A family ticket is £27.50.  Groups of 10 or more people will benefit from reduced rates.  To find out more information about Holker Hall & Gardens or to book group tickets call 015395 58328, email info@holker.co.uk or visit www.holker.co.uk.

Additional Information:

Contact Information:
Kate Hall at Apples & Pears Marketing
E: kate@applespears.co.uk
T: 0115 9255999

2018 Season Opening Dates

The Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9th February until 18th March 10.30am - 4.00pm. 

Snowdrop Weekends

The Gardens will be open 9th - 11th, 16th - 18th & 23rd - 25th February, 10.30am - 4.00pm.


Main Season

Friday 23rd March to Sunday 28th October

Hall & Gardens: Wednesday - Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays)

Cafe, Food Hall, Gift Shop & Park: Monday - Sunday

10.30am - 5.00pm (Hall 11.00am - 4.00pm)

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Sunday 11th March 2018

Mother's Day Sunday Lunch

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th March 2018

Galloway Antiques Fair

12th & 13th April 2018

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