Holker Hall Garden Festival 2010
PUBLISHED: 08:34 16 July 2010 | UPDATED: 14:56 21 November 2017
Holker Hall's Garden Festival gets bigger and better every year, reports Miranda Thompson<br/>Photography by Kirsty Thompson
The 18th Holker Garden Festival proved to be a blooming amazing event for more than 23,000 flower fans who descended upon the gardens of the beautiful neo-Elizabethan hall.
Now considered one of the region’s premier events, the number of people attending doubled since its inception, a testament to the consistent quality this fantastic day out offers.
Festival-goers enjoyed a wide variety of flowers and plants across the show and local nurseries displayed their brilliant blooms and some exotic specimens as well as all kinds of fruits and vegetables.
As well as the luscious floral displays, the continual dedication of Lord and Lady Cavendish to local produce was in evidence in the Made in Cumbria marquee as over 100 exhibitors showed their delicious wares like traditional Cumbrian sausages and Grasmere gingerbread.
Saturday saw special guest, Gardener’s World’s Carol Klein prove a popular draw, judging the Made in Cumbria award which went to Haverigg Prison Smokery.
The W.I. marquee celebrated the anniversary of the national institution’s 90th birthday in their ‘Summer Holiday’ themed tent which was appropriately decorated with giant replicas of a birthday cake and a popping champagne bottle.