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Holker Gardens

Holker 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 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 land art feature "Pagan Grove", the peaceful Sunken Garden, and the wonderful labyrinth.

Opening details

15th March to 3rd November; Wednesday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays, 10.30am to 5.00pm except during special events


Adult £9.00 gardens only, children up to 15 yrs free of charge when accompanied by a full paying adult. Group rates are available for parties 10+.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Special rates for groups of 10 or more. Free entry for organiser and driver. Free parking. Personal welcome.


Cark in Cartmel,
LA11 7PL


Plan route to Holker Hall and Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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. Change at Lancaster Station on to the scenic Furness Line (Trains for Barrow-in-Furness).

On Foot: Holker Hall is approx a 15 minute walk from Cark station and bus stops. There 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 where you can purchase walk cards.

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 from Cark-in-Cartmel station

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