Award-winning gardener gets set to showcase glorious autumn at stately home

ONE of the most spectacular seasons of the year is now upon us, as the gardens and grounds of Holker Hall are enveloped in the golden canvas of autumn.

Now, visitors can soak up the glorious colour surrounding the Grade II*-listed home with a special tour and afternoon tea event with head gardener Glyn Sherratt.

Taking place on Wednesday, October 16, it will see those taking part enjoy a fascinating, fact-packed guided walk around the award-winning gardens from 2pm.

Afterwards, the tour will retreat to the Ilex Brasserie for a tasty, home-produced afternoon tea.

Glyn, who trained at the renowned Kew Gardens in London, said: "The gardens are always changing so there's something new to see throughout the year.

"The light is very different in the autumn. Seeing the hall bathed in golden sunshine is a very special sight.

People often think of spring or summer as the perfect months to visit a garden," he added.

"But autumn, when the leaves begin to show a pallette of yellows, oranges and reds, really is a time to be savoured."

Tickets for the autumn tour cost £25 per person. Places are limited, so must be booked in advance by calling 015395 58328.


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Holker Hall and Gardens is the privately owned Grade II-listed stately home of the Cavendish family.

It is located within 25 acres of award-winning gardens, estate and parkland on the Cartmel Peninsula, near Grange-over-Sands.

The property, which is the home of The Hon Lucy Cavendish and her husband Tor McLaren, is opened to the public every year and runs a programme of events and activities for visitors.

This press release is sent out on behalf of Holker Hall and Gardens by 32West. For more information please contact Caroline Barber on 07711 820 944.

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