Gardens at Holker Hall and Gardens
The gardens surrounding Holker Hall cover 24 acres of woodland and formal garden areas. They are highly acclaimed and were winners of a 2004 Cumbria In Bloom award. They offer a richness and variety particular to this special micro-climate of the South Lakes. Throughout the year the gardens are a riot of colour and texture. Bespoke garden tours can be arranged upon request and can be tailored to suit the varied interests of the visitor. The 17thC Great Holker Lime is one of the highlights, measuring 7'6" at its widest and has the distinction of being one of Britain's 50 greatest trees. Another rare treat during the summer, around the time of the garden festival, is the blooming of the national collection of styracaceae. Not forgetting the rhododendrons in the months of April and May and the colours of Autumn the gardens will thrill and excite even the most discerning. Look our for our new feature "Pagan Grove".
Adult £7.50 gardens only, children up to 15 yrs Free of Charge when accompanied by a full paying adult. Group rates are available for parties 10+.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||Gardens open 10:30 - 17:30
1st April - 4th November
ContactHouse Opening Office
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VenueHolker Hall and Gardens
Cark in Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7PL
Map reference: SD 359774 Lat: 54.18835 Long: -2.98379
By Train: If travelling from outside Cumbria Holker Hall is easy to access by train. The scenic Furness Line gives you great views accross Morecambe Bay, especially as you cross the estuary. The nearby station at Cark-in-Cartmel provides a direct train link from Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancaster and Preston. Connections can be made from these to most major stations. There is a signed walking route from the station to Holker Hall.
By Bus: Over Summer you can easily get to Holker Hall for free on the X32 South Lakes Freerider from Lakeside, Cartmel, Rusland pool Haverthwaite or Ulverston. The hop on, hop off service runs Monday to Friday and makes fairly regular stops. The hourly 532 Grange Circular also links Grange over Sands with Cark-in-Cartmel, there is a signed walking route from Cark-in-Cartmel to Holker Hall.
On Foot: Holker Hall is approx a 15 minute walk from Cark station and bus stops. There are are also a couple of scenic and easy-going walks there from Flookburgh and Cartmel. Please contact Holker Hall or drop in at the information centre at Cartmel Races for walk cards.
By Bike:Holker Hall provides a bike stand and bike locks for those arriving by bike (deposit required for bike locks).
By Road: From Barrow follow the brown tourist signs from the A590. Follow the signs from M6 for lake district peninsulas, south lakes jct 36.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Cark-in-Cartmel station