Holkham Blog

Real Weddings: Ruth and Sebastian

Posted: September 12th 2018

by Belle Hutton, Sales Manager

When Ruth Johnson married Sebastian Spitz here at Holkham in July her vision for the day was for it to be fun and filled with laughter. When you see her photos, I think you’ll agree her wedding was definitely that!

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Holkham Walled Garden Add to Its Ranks

Posted: September 11th 2018

by Dene Wood, Head Gardener

This month we are fortunate enough to be able to add to our ranks. Thanks to a collaboration with the Historical Botanical Gardens Training Programme we were able to offer Martin Griffin a one-year placement at Holkham.

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Watch out for the Birdies

Posted: August 23rd 2018

by Paul Eele, Warden, Holkham NNR

Now a regular sight in the skies over Norfolk, the Marsh Harrier was once incredibly rare bird.

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Winter Wedding Planning: Top Tips

Posted: August 22nd 2018

by Belle Heaphy, Sales Manager

There are many wonderful reasons to plan a winter wedding. Firstly, you won’t spend the nine months or so before your wedding Googling ‘weather in…’ to see if it’s going to rain. You don’t plan a winter wedding for blue skies and sunshine – although you might get them. Then there’s the fact that Christmas has to be one of the most romantic times of the year; twinkly fairy lights, cosy fires and what could be better than booming out your favourite Carols during your wedding ceremony? Plus, by picking a winter wedding your theme is pretty much taken care of, your wedding dress dictated by the chill in the air and your flower choice usefully slim-lined by what’s in season. But there are still some big decisions to consider when planning a winter wedding and with our ultimate guide you can tick off all the important ones without so much as an extra wrinkle on your brow.

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All in a Day's Work

Posted: August 21st 2018

by Evie-May Ellis, Front of House Manager at The Victoria Inn

The courtyard is filled with people; large families sprawl across the wooden benches - chips and sunglasses. The sun is beating down and the red shoulders peaking from beneath straps highlight those who have walked up from the beach for a pint, assuming that the other hundreds of people will not have done the same. A day at The Victoria Inn can be tough but it is all in a day’s work!

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Real Wedding of Marina and Jack

Posted: August 13th 2018

by Belle Hutton

​I chatted to Marina and Jack about their special day and got to hear about their fond memories of having their reception at Holkham and the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden.

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