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30th August 2016

Familiar faces and hot new flavours at Holker Chilli Fest

Holker Hall's newest event, Chilli Fest is set to once again delight the crowds this September with its array of spicy market stalls, live music and entertainment, and infamous chilli eating contest.

9th August 2016

Much-loved Holker Garden Festival concludes after 24 wonderful years

Having brought smiles to the faces of many thousands of visitors over almost a quarter of a century, the Holker Garden Festival's magnificent floral marquees have been dismantled for the final time.

13th July 2016

Fun for a fiery palate as Holker Chilli Fest tickets go on sale!

Advance discounted tickets for the hotly anticipated Holker Chilli Fest go on sale on Friday 15th July, as the Hall & Gardens newest foodie event returns for a third year.

Recently listed at number 3 by Hudsons Heritage in an article on the UK's best Chilli Festivals, (http://www.hudsonsheritage.com/News.aspx) the Holker Courtyard will come alive with spicy food, music, dancing, magic, and chilli mania on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2016.

23rd June 2016

BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow Wednesday 6 July – What story will you bring?

It's time to dust off your treasures for a great, free day out as BBC One's ever-popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow comes to Holker Hall, near Grange-over-Sands on Wednesday 6 July.

6th June 2016

Temperature rises as crowds flock to the 24th Holker Garden Festival

The 24th Holker Garden Festival experienced the year's hottest temperatures yet, as the showground was drenched in sunshine this weekend.It was smiling faces all round as both trade sales and Friday and Sunday visitor numbers were up, with 22,000 people flooding through the gates over the weekend to see floral magnificence, live entertainment, inspiring arts and crafts and hundreds of exhibitors.

26th May 2016

Holker Garden Festival named in Top 10 Flower shows to rival Chelsea by TripAdvisor UK Company

The Holker Garden Festival has been featuredin HolidayLettings.co.uk's recent blog article, 10 Fantastic Flower shows in 2016 to rival Chelsea.

Featured as one of the best flower shows in the UK, the Holker Garden Festival takes the number 3 spot alongside the likes of the Taunton Flowers Show and Woburn Abbey Garden Show.

25th May 2016

The Holker Garden Festival welcomes new sponsor – Sanlam Private Wealth

Festival Faces - Meet James Bardner

As the 24th Holker Garden Festival approaches, we meet some of the Festival faces involved in the annual horticultural celebration.

This year the Festival is delighted to welcome Sanlam Private Wealth as official sponsors of the 24th show.Sanlam is a wealth management company that provides integrated investment management and stockbroking solutions for individuals, trusts and charities.

16th May 2016

The Kitchen Garden Roadshow visits the Holker Garden Festival

Horticulture is the star of the show once again at the Holker Garden Festival as organisers welcome The Kitchen Garden Roadshowin to its Garden Theatre for the very first time.Sponsored by Kitchen Garden Magazine, the Roadshow will host a full line up of gardening experts including Saturday's special Festival guest, Charlie Dimmock.

9th May 2016

Music in the Garden at this year’s Holker Garden Festival

Visitors to this year's Holker Garden Festival (3-5 June) are encouraged to take some time out and venture up to the main Holker Gardens to see and hear The Ulverston Music Festival playing from 2-4pm on each day of the show.

Experience the very best of classical music played by top artists and professional musicians in the serene setting of the formal Gardens. A full line up of musicians is planned including:

26th April 2016

Exciting New Art Market

A fantastic new art event with free entry to the public will be hosted in the courtyard at Holker Hall on May 1st 2016 from 10.30am to 4.00pm. The event aims to bring together some of the best professional and amateur painters and printmakers from Cumbria and the North West and will showcase the extraordinary artistic talent from this area. Artists who have registered for the event include painters who specialise in landscapes, animals, portraits, floral and other themes.

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OPENING TIMES

 

2019 Winter Opening Times

The Gardens are now closed until the 2020 season. The Hall and Courtyard (Cafe, Ilex, Gift Shop & Food Hall) are open Thursday to Sunday, 10:30am to 5pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates and Times 

The Hall and Courtyard (Cafe, Ilex, Gift Shop & Food Hall) are open 10:30am – 5pm. Thursday to Sunday.

Friday 29th November – Sunday 1st December

Thursday 5th December – Sunday 8th December

Thursday 12th December – Sunday 15th December