Welcome to Holker Hall & Gardens - Holker Hall

Welcome to Holker Hall & Gardens


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

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)

The Ilex Bar & Brasserie

Open for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
and Friday and Saturday evenings. Click for more information.
Latest News
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Full house for popular chilli eating competition

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.

Archive News >

Upcoming Events
Wednesday 18th October 2017

Tour & Tea with the Head Gardener

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Holker Food Market

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017

Halloween Fun!

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017

Holker Winter Market

Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Saturday 9th December 2017

Christmas Art Market