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Holker Hall & Gardens

Cafe or restaurant
Dog friendly
Landscape walks
Paid entry
Disabled facilities


Large and venerable family garden with great variety.

About Holker Hall & Gardens

Steeped in history yet always evolving, the award-winning gardens at Holker Hall are a must-see if you’re visiting this part of the Northwest – just a short drive from the central Lake District.
There are 23 acres of gardens to explore, with walks like The Cavendish designed to showcase the highlights – from fountains and topiary to evergreens and wildflower meadows. Stand beneath the 400-year-old Great Lime before wandering round the curious Holker Labyrinth. Along with a huge variety of flowers and exotic plants, the gardens are also famous for their beautiful collection of rare Styracaceae.
Each generation of the Cavendish family has left its mark on Holker Hall and Gardens, with the estate never having been bought or sold. Go on a tour of the house before enjoying views of Cumbria’s landscape from the Courtyard Café. You can pick up books on the gardens as well as seasonal plants in the gift shop.

Garden Facilities

Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Cafe/Restaurant, Car Park, Playground, Gift Shop, Plant Shop/Small Nursery, Seasonal Events

Garden Features

Winter: Winter Garden, Snowdrops
Spring: Cherry Blossom, Daffodils, Perennial Borders
Summer: Roses, Perennial Borders, Wildflower Meadow
Autumn: Autumn Colour
Year-Round: Formal Garden

Tickets & Discounts

Day ticket prices: Hall & Gardens - £13pp; Gardens & Parkland - £9pp; Children under 16 - free.
Concessions: Locals living in Cark, Flookburgh and Ravenstown are eligible for a Locals Pass (available at the kiosk).
Season ticket prices: 2021 Single Season Ticket £30, 2021 Double Season Ticket £45.
Memberships accepted:
  • RHS: 2 for 1 on Wednesdays & Thursdays.
  • Gardeners' World 2 for 1
  • Historic Houses (HHA): Free entry.

Good to Know

  • Dog Walking: Yes - on leads.
  • Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
  • Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
  • Wheelchair Hire: Yes - ask at the kiosk on arrival or ring 015395 58328 in advance of your visit.
  • Bicycle Storage: Yes - you can lock up your bike at Holker Hall & Gardens.
  • Public Transport: Yes - Cark Train Station is a 15 minute walk from the Hall & Gardens.
  • Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using LA11 7PL.
  • Last Entry: An hour before 'Closing Time'.
  • Size of Site: 23 Acres.
  • Profile Information: Last updated by Holker Hall & Gardens in 2021.
Please check the latest COVID-19 guidance before your visit.
March - November Wednesday - Sunday 10.30AM - 5.00PM

Garden audio tours

Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.

Find Us

Holker Estate Grange-over-Sands Cumbria GB LA11 7PL

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