THE AWARD WINNING HISTORIC GARDENS IN SUMMERS
Summer has finally arrived in the historic gardens.
THE ESSENCE OF AN ENGLISH GARDEN: THE ROSES AT DALEMAIN
The garden is looking particularly beautiful and for over 100 years there have been roses at Dalemain. The roses are a central focus of the garden at this time of the year and visitors can enjoy a bountiful vision of roses throughout June and July. Gertrude Hasell of Dalemain had the inspiration of planting them on the front of the house and they thrive there, further enhancing the magnificent Georgian façade. However in the main garden particularly the Terraced Garden and Rose Walk there are a whole collection of old fashioned roses planted by Sylvia Hasell and added to by Jane Hasell McCosh.
They are at their best flowering for the month of June and July and scenting the walled garden with their fragrance. The Rose Walk is filled with more than 150 different varieties of classic roses with climbers underplanted with shrub roses. During the midsummer, there is a plethora of colour and intoxicating fragrance of lemon, nutmeg and cinnamon. The bright and pristine roses create a magical setting. There are old fashioned roses for sale in the plant stall which also has a wonderful selection of other plants.
NEW PROJECTS AND WORK IN PROGRESS 2015:
We are undertaking a big programme of renovation in the LOW GARDEN & this will be ongoing throughout the year. We have nearly finished work on our new path in the sprial garden and the new stone steps at the top of the garden will be finished by early summer.
Keep weeding your beds! Time spent weeding now will pay dividends next year. Remember to be very thorough with weeds such as bindweed, ground elder and enchanter's nightshade; the tiniest bit of root left in the soil will happily regenerate. If you can catch weeds such as bittercress and goosegrass before they go to seed, so much the better.
Plant out summer bedding plants now. It's not too late to sow fast growing plants such as Calendula and Cosmos for a colourful display late in the season.
Cutting back Pulmonaria, after it has flowered, will provide nice fresh leaf growth for the summer months.
Prune spring flowering shrubs and trees once they have finished flowering.
Feed and weed lawns, or alternatively go round with a daisy grubber removing unwanted weeds such as dandelions.
Keep up with the staking; many plants grow fast at this time of year and a mass of blooms can weigh them down. Strong winds and heavy rain can also wreak havoc.
In amongst all this busy-ness, don't forget to enjoy your garden; on a sunny evening, be still and notice things: which plants are thriving and which could do with more space, which plants would make good partners for future planting schemes, who's nesting where, and what is that lovely scent wafting on the breeze....
We look forward to seeing you in the Garden!
The Dalemain Gardening Team
VACANCIES AT DALEMAIN - House Guides, Secretarial Support & Volunteer Gardeners
Due to increased visitor numbers we have 3 new opportunities to work at Dalemain as part of a small team helping to provide members of the public with memorable experiences based on the beauty and history of Dalemain and to thus ensure its future.
NEW: THE FACES OF ULLSWATER ART EXHIBITON at Dalemain - FREE ACCESS - SUN 5th JULY to THURS 30th JULY 2015
For the last two years Julia Stanton and Gina Farncombe have been painting portraits of people living in the Ullswater valley and last year they were joined by Beatrice Hasell-McCosh who is contributing landscapes. Together, they have painted farmers and other local residents born between the wars and who have lived in the valley for over 30 years.
'DACRE & DALEMAIN DAYS' - For Every Ticket purchased at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens a donation will be given to Dacre Church
When you visit Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens on the 'Dacre & Dalemain Days Out' and present your ticket at Dacre Church a donation from Mr & Mrs McCosh will be given.
NEW BOOK NOW: Bespoke Botanical Drawing Courses with Mark Fothergill - World Renowned Botanical Artist
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - MARK FOTHERGILL - WORLD RENOWNED BOTANICAL ARTIST
Book now to reserve a place on our new Botanical Drawing courses with Mark Fothergill, formerly Botanic Artist to Kew Gardens and Fellow of the Linnean Society.
EVENTS AT DALEMAIN DURING SUMMER - LOTS GOING ON & SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
We have a very varied & exciting programme of events taking place at Dalemain this Summer, with something for everyone ranging from Horse Carriage Driving to Food Festivals.
WELCOME TO DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS OPEN SUN to THURS - 10.30am to 5.00pm
The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 29th March 2015 and we look forward to welcoming you to Dalemain.
LATEST PRESS RELEASE: World’s Best Marmalade Makers Crowned at 2015 Marmalade Festival
WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS MORE INVENTIVE THAN EVER IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES AND VISITORS
Moorings available on Lake Ullswater
Contact Dalemain now to secure a licence to moor your boat on the most beautiful lake in the Lake District
GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014
Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.
PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918
Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain