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Thousands flock to Holker Garden Festival

Published on: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Categorised under: Play , Celebrity, Cumbria, Festivals, Holker Group

Around 22,000 people attended Holker Garden Festival at the weekend.

Visitor numbers and trade sales were boosted by the warm weather, as the event experienced the year’s hottest temperatures.

Jillian Rouse, festival manager, said: “What an absolutely wonderful show we’ve had. The sun shone and it’s been a fantastic success.

"It’s lovely to hear all of the positive comments from exhibitors about sales figures being up on last year. We had so many comments about the quality and selection of trade stands and produce."

Celebrity gardener Charlie Dimmock, who made a special guest appearance on Saturday, June 4, enjoyed her first visit to the popular festival.

She said: “I can see why people are drawn here, it is just so beautiful. It's relaxed and very chilled."

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