2016 Holker Garden Festival - photo special
PUBLISHED: 00:00 27 June 2016 | UPDATED: 14:45 21 November 2017
Flowers, food and fun plus gorgeous weather greeted the crowds who swarmed to this year's 24th Holker Garden Festival.
2016 Holker Garden Festival
Charlie Dimmock with Chris Benson of Brownthwaite Hardy Plants
Gold medal winner Graeme Iddon holding a bowl of Nemesia Fire Cracker
Peter Walker of Wacks Wicked Plants by his winning display of carnivorous plants
Jack and Josie Gott with their display of dahlias
Stella Dean by the main display in the WI Marquee
Diana Devonish with her winning Hunca Munca one of the Beatrix Potter characters she created
Lucy Cavendish presenting her trophy to Roger Proud of East of Eden
Pupils of Dane Ghyll School, Barrow-in-Furness, Isabelle Farish and Lucy Dixon in their Gardening Across the Reign display
Sarah Devlin with Tracy Wells of The Hat Box Millinery who is wearing and holding hats hand painted by her nephew Shaun Parsons
Charlie Dimmock in the show garden Bridging the Gap by Sharp Paving Ltd
Sue and John Rostock enjoying afternoon tea
It is one of the few shows to provide both horticultural excellence – with several exhibitors coming straight from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – and other attractions for the whole family, with stunning displays in the arena, tasty food and drink, art and crafts. TV gardener Charlie Dimmock arrived on the Saturday where she met and chatted to the exhibitors before entertaining the audience with her stories.