East by North West Holker Garden 2011

With the aim of bringing together the tranquility of the Lake District with the calm of Japanese gardens, East by North-West won Silver-Gilt at the 2011 Holker Garden Festival. Fusing western formality with an eastern appreciation of nature, Plantspace of Carnforth created a small garden that … [Read more...]



A Garden for Otium at Holker 2011

Designed by Andrew Loudon and Janine Crimmins, "A Garden for Otium" was awarded Large Gold at the Holker Garden Festival 2011. The Latin word "Otium" refers to a state of mind induced by relaxation, which allows the ability to forget the pressures of Everyday life.  The garden has been designed … [Read more...]



Holker 2011 Society Awards

Gardening Societies play an important part in nature conservation, breeding of rare plants and a focus for those who specialise in particular plant cultivars. A number of organisations were represented at Holker Garden festival, including; Cumbria in Bloom The Coppice Association North … [Read more...]



Holker 2011 Show Garden Awards

The standard of design and planting at the 2011 Holker Garden Festival was exceptionally high and this was reflected in the number of gold and Large gold awards. Newcomers to the horticultural show arena wowed audiences with designs and swept the floor with awards. A general tendency this year to … [Read more...]



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