What's in flower in our beautiful gardens


The garden is just beginning to take on all its Autumn charm and the late summer flowers are flowering or getting ready to flower including the Orange dahlias, flocks, ththomia, rudbeckia, asters, sedums and many more with a very promising apple crop from the the ancient apple trees and for the first time the autumn crocuses are flowering under the silver fir.

The Agapanthus are now in flower along with the Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' which are lovley and bright at this time of the year and two of our favourite summer-flowering perennials.  We are very pleased that the red poppies are starting to flower in the spiral garden to commerorate the WW1 centenerary programme of remembrance. The hostas with their pale purple flowers are looking very healthy with the hedgehogs in the garden doing a great job of eating the slugs and snails.

The Terrace Garden is humming with insects  including hover flies, bumble bees and honey bees and the planting has been planned to attract them to the garden.  There is also a late flush of Roses on the Terrace.
May 2014 - 'RHS AWARD OF GARDEN OF MERIT' for the Famous Himalayan Blue Poppy 
Dalemain is delighted to announce that meconopsis Dalemain has been awarded an ‘RHS Award of Garden Merit’ for the famous Himalayan Blue Poppy (meconopsis Dalemain) after extensive trials at the RHS.

Gardening Team's Tip of the Month

Cutting back and pruning to allow and renew foilage and secondary flowering. 

Please remember to put bowls of water out for the wildlife and especially the hedgehogs.

We look forward to seeing you in the Garden!

The Dalemain Gardening Team



Apple Celebrations in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom- throughout October

How quickly the year has flown and the apple harvest is here and we have filled our beautiful ancient apple store in the garden.  To celebrate our bumper harvest, a selection of Dalemain's ancient varieties of Apples are available to taste and buy in the tearoom. 

We also have an Apple Themed Menu throughout October in the Tearoom with a welcoming open log fire.

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Dalemain Christmas Lunches In the Mediaeval Hall from Sun 7th, Tues 9th Dec & Sun 14th until Wed 17th December - Served from 12.00pm.

The perfect setting for a traditional festive treat, whether you're a group of work colleagues, family or friends. We also cater for larger groups & parties and can book a separate date if required.

Why not combine your visit with a glass of mulled wine and a walk through the Estate to Dacre Castle and back before lunch. The walk is one mile each way and a Dacre walk leaflet will be given out with your mulled wine.

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Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.

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Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain

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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.  

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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.

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