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

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.

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.

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