Common Lime, Holker Hall, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 11.323 W 002° 59.135
30U E 500940 N 6004518
Quick Description: The Common Lime in Holker Hall Gardens is recognised by the Tree Council as one of fifty Great British Trees.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/18/2010 2:38:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM8VR9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
This lime is one of the largest and finest limes in the country.

There is an entrance fee to Holker Hall Gardens where the Great Holker Lime is. With your ticket you will get a photocopied A4 simple map of the gardens. From the ticket booth enter the gardens and walk along the gravel path clockwise around the periphery path, past the two small obelisks at the foot of Neptune's Staircase, to the sign beside the path directing you in towards the Lime. The Lime is only 8 metres from the path and paths have been cut in the undergrowth to the tree.
[ has a photo of Lord and Lady Cavendish walking past an obelisk and Neptune's staircase.]

There is free parking and facilities at the hall, as well as Courtyard cafe.

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Genus/Species: Common Lime (Tilia europaea)

Height: 72

Girth: 25

Method of obtaining height: Reliable source

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Park

Age: 400

Historical significance:
Magnificent old tree in protected park land that has been looked after for generations.

Website reference: [Web Link]

Walk time: 10

Planter: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
A closeup picture of your GPS receiver in your hand, with the tree in the background, is required. If the tree is on private property, this closeup photograph with the tree in the background may be taken from the nearest public vantage point without actually going to the tree.
The required photograph does not need to show the entire tree, but the individual tree must be recognizable.
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