What's in flower in our beautiful gardens?
Acconites and snowdrops are just beginning to break through the ground at the moment. Unusually, we have not had a frost and the garden is very wet at the moment. However, this has meant that some plants are still standing - especially in the top garden - which would otherwise have disappeared.
Gardening Team's Tip of the Month
Now, is the time to ensure all the plants on your herbacious border will be supported in the summer months. At Dalemain, we use fencing wire or willow to do this. You might also reflect on the design of the garden as a whole. For example, we are currently building a new path up to the top garden.
We look forward to seeing you in the Garden!
The Dalemain Gardening Team
Dalemain Wishes Everyone a Happy & Prosperous New Year
Why not enter our Amazing Marmamlade Competition & Help Raise Money for Charity?
Last year those golden pots of marmalade raised over £23,000 for Charity. For full details and entry forms: www.marmaladeawards.com Deadline for all entries 13 February 2014
Dalemain Wins HHA/Christie's Prestigious Garden of the Year Award 2013
The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.
Yet another record number of jars sent into the World's Original Marmalade Awards held at Dalemain annually in March
An international competition founded by Jane Hasell-McCosh. For the past eight years, Dalemain has hosted The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival firmly placing it at the centre of the marmalade map. From 50 jars in 2005, the Awards have grown each year and this year, nearly 2,000 jars of marmalade were entered and judged.
Dalemain wins prestigious Heritage Award for best event 2012
Dalemain has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event 2012 - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.