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Award-winning gardener gets set to showcase glorious autumn at stately home

ONE of the most spectacular seasons of the year is just around the corner and soon the gardens and grounds of Holker Hall will be enveloped in the golden canvas of autumn.

Now, visitors can soak up the glorious colour surrounding the Grade II-listed home with a special tour and afternoon tea event with head gardener Glyn Sherratt.

Taking place on Wednesday, October 16, it will see those taking part enjoy a fascinating, fact-packed guided walk around the award-winning gardens from 2pm.

Afterwards, the tour will retreat to the Ilex Brasserie for a tasty, home-produced afternoon tea.

Glyn, who trained at the renowned Kew Gardens in London, said: “The gardens are always changing so there’s something new to see throughout the year.

“The light is very different in the autumn. Seeing the hall bathed in golden sunshine is a very special sight.

People often think of spring or summer as the perfect months to visit a garden,” he added.

“But autumn, when the leaves begin to show a pallette of yellows, oranges and reds, really is a time to be savoured.”

Tickets for the autumn tour cost £25 per person and can be booked in advance by calling 015395 58328.

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