Holkham Blog

Floristry Students Help Put HO HO HO into Holkham Hall

Posted: November 15th 2018

by John Nice, Easton and Otley College.

A group of floristry learners from Easton and Otley College have joined us in decorating Holkham Hall ahead of a series of festive events that will take place throughout December, including our Candlelight Tours of the hall. Read what they have to say about their time at Holkham.

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Far Eastern Travellers

Posted: November 07th 2018

by Andy Bloomfield

One species we truly associate with late autumn at Holkham is the Yellow-browed Warbler. It is a tiny species, barely 10cm long and weighing anything up to nine grams, slightly larger than our Goldcrest; Europe’s smallest bird. Miraculously for a bird so small it migrates here over a distance of over 3000 miles from nesting grounds in the Siberian taiga forests.

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Mooving to a New Home in Wells

Posted: November 07th 2018

Now that phase one of the conversion of the barns at Chalk Hill Farm, Warham, is complete, Holkham Farming Company need to find a new home for the Holkham herd of around 600 South Devon cross and 80 Belted Galloway cattle currently housed there. You may have seen or heard work going on to the south of Wells-next-the-Sea where two new cattle sheds are being constructed. Read on to find out more about the project.

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Real Weddings: Madison and Harry

Posted: November 05th 2018

Madison Bird married Harry Thimont on 2nd September 2017, exactly 5 years after the date they first met. Their destination wedding at Holkham was a happy day full of friends, family and some lovely personal touches.

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Where Have All the Red Deer Gone?

Posted: October 29th 2018

Visitors may have noticed that the Red Deer who have roamed Holkham deer park for over 10 years, are no longer to be seen. Lord Leicester explains the reasons behind the decision to sell the Holkham herd of Red Deer.

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Why Marry in May...

Posted: October 25th 2018

Despite the old superstition “Get married in May rue the day”, May has traditionally been one of the most popular months of the year to get married. At Holkham it is one of the prettiest times of year on the estate, the purple wisteria flowers are in bloom, adorning the arches and doorways around the Walled Garden where you can put up a marquee and have your own country garden.

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