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New for 2020: Holker’s gardens to welcome waggy tailed visitors

WAGGY tailed visitors are to be welcomed into the formal gardens of historic Holker Hall for the first time.


The gates to the beautiful property are set to open for the 2020 season on Friday, March 20.


But this year will see a change to those admitted into Holker’s 25 acres of award-winning gardens.


Now, four legged friends will be allowed to enjoy the delights of the pristine grounds with their owners.


Heather Creasey, Holker Hall manager, explained there had been a lot of careful thought behind the decision.


“Dogs have always been allowed into The Courtyard and the parkland with their owners here at Holker as long as they are well behaved and kept on a lead.


“But for the first time, dogs will be allowed into the formal gardens as well.


“This has been a big decision, but we know we have many visitors who travel to Holker Hall to soak up the atmosphere of this magical place, but who have previously missed out on the gardens to stay with their four legged friends.”


The gardens at Holker Hall are renowned for their seasonal displays as well as elegant features such as the Neptune Cascades and the Sunken Garden.


Dogs entering the formal gardens must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times.


Heather added: “We’re all very proud of the gardens and the work of the incredibly talented gardens team.


“It would be wonderful for more people to see the results of their hard work.”