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.

 

OPENING TIMES

 

 

2021 Season

Following the Government guidance, we are happy to confirm the easing of restrictions as follows: 

Wednesday 19th May - Indoor & outdoor seating available in the courtyard and Cafe. 

Wednesday 23rd June - Hall opens for hourly guided tours. 

 

Dates and Times

Café / Gardens / Gift Shop – Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am - 5pm

Hall – Wednesday-Friday, 11am – 4pm

(Please note that the Hall will be running pre-booked guided tours on the hour. These will be available to book via the ‘Book Tickets’ button on our website from mid-May, or via the kiosk when you arrive)