Holker Great Lime
What strikes you first about the Holker lime is its stature. It is designated one of The Tree Council’s 50 Great British Trees in recognition of its place in the National Heritage and in 1992 (which was presumably the date after which the only tape measure in Christendom was lost as no measurements of the tree have been taken since) it was 22m high (that’s 72 feet for the metrically-challenged) and its wonderfully wide fluted trunk was 25ft. Planted early in the 17th century, probably as part of a formal garden, this magnificent specimen has been carefully tended by generations of owners and gardeners. Today its huge trunk stands in a cavern formed by overhanging branches.
Following the Government guidance, we are happy to confirm our 2021 season dates as follows:
Wednesday 31st March - Gardens & Cafe open. Please note the Cafe will be running a takeaway service only.
Wednesday 14th April - Gift Shop open and outside seating available in the courtyard.
Wednesday 19th May - Indoor & outdoor seating available in the courtyard and Cafe.
Wednesday 23rd June - Hall opens for hourly guided tours.