Holkham Blog

Travellers from the North

Posted: January 11th 2019

by Andrew Bloomfield

The late autumn and early part of the winter has been mild and dry at Holkham which has consequently meant that numbers of wintering ducks on the marshes have been quite low. There has however been much interest from visiting birdwatchers due to three special species of songbird which have arrived on the reserve in recent weeks. They all have one thing very much in common; they all come from extremely cold breeding grounds in the northern extremities of the World. The most popular attraction for visitors and locals alike has been the appearance of a group of Shore Larks on the beach and developing saltmarsh between Holkham and Wells.

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Looking Back at a Successful Year in the Walled Garden

Posted: January 09th 2019

by Dene Wood, Head Gardener

2018 was another great year in the Gardens Department, a somewhat snowy spring followed by very challenging summer meant that hosepipes and sprinklers were very much the tool of choice, whilst mowers sat idle more than usual! Head Gardener, Dene Wood looks back at a successful 2018 and talks about big plans for 2019.

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Real Wedding: Nichola and Charles

Posted: January 04th 2019

Nichola and Charles Smith got married at Holkham on Saturday 4th August 2018. They chose Holkham as their wedding venue for sentimental reasons; Nichola grew up visiting North Norfolk and Holkham in particular so it was a special place for them from the start.

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Beyond the Planning: An Interview with a Holkham Wedding Expert

Posted: December 21st 2018

Former Historic Royal Palaces wedding planner brings a slice of royalty to Holkham’s weddings.

From Kensington Palace to Holkham, wedding planner Belle Hutton has over 12 years’ experience planning weddings, here she tells us what life was like in the royal walls, what her dream wedding would involve and what every bride needs to know.

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12 Month Countdown, What To Do When For Your Wedding

Posted: December 19th 2018

Planning a wedding is a daunting task. What do you start with? Which supplier should you book first? With Holkham’s 12-month countdown planner we help you work out the order in which to organise your wedding.

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Natterjack Toads at Holkham

Posted: December 14th 2018

by Paul Eele

Find out about the very rare Natterjack Toads at Holkham and how we manage their habitat and monitor their populations .

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