Holker Hall & Gardens
Holker Estate is a busy and diverse estate, covering some 17,000 acres of beautiful countryside in England’s South Lakeland. The Estate is home to the Cavendish family for whom conservation of the historical Holker Hall, its land and wildlife remains imperative, not just for themselves and future generations of their family, but for the thousands of visitors that the Holker Estate attracts each year.
Surrounding Holker Hall are 200 acres of parkland which forms part of the Registered Park and Garden and is grazed by a herd of fallow deer. Holker is a member of the British Deer Farms and Parks Association and has recently started supplying Dovecote Park with the venison from the park deer.
Many of the buildings and structures on the Estate are listed or designated Scheduled Ancient Monuments, and over one third of the Estate has some form of environmental designation, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and National Nature Reserves. Working in conjunction with national bodies, the Estate can effectively manage these areas to protect the habitats that support the many rare plant species and abundant wildlife.