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.
You have the option of booking tickets in advance via our 'Book Tickets' button in the top right hand corner or when you arrive with us at our kiosk.
We have a few special events going on throughout this season and so there are a couple of dates we will either be closing early or the site will be closed to the public. Please see the dates and times below:
Saturday 23rd July – Hall, Gardens, Cafe, Gift Shop & Farm Shop - CLOSED
Saturday 30th July – Hall, Gardens, Cafe, Gift Shop & Farm Shop - CLOSED
Dates and Times
2022 Season Opening
Friday 11th March - Sunday 30th October 2022
Gardens, Parkland, Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall - 10.30am-5pm
Hall open - 11am-4pm (Including Bank Holiday Monday)