What's in flower in our beautiful gardens

AN ENGLISH GARDEN IN LATE JULY - ROSES, INSECTS & LATE SUMMER PLANTS 

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 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.   At the rear of the rose walk, the Gazebo from 18th century is almost hidden by a profusion of Clematis tangutica by the late summer.

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.  

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.  The Hostas in the garden are looking very healthy because we have lots of hedgehogs that eat the slugs! The Asapanthos with their showy flowers thrive in the well drained and sunny position of the terrace and they are about to start flowering. The Tropaeolum Speciosum, a very beautiful scarlett flowering climber brings flames of red colour to the garden.  The other later summer flowers are getting ready to flower including the Rudbeckia, asters, sedums and many more....

       

FOXGLOVES  AT DALEMAIN - July 2014

Come and see the white foxgloves flowering under the silver fir and don't forget to buy your seeds and sow now for next year!

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

With the continued drought water in the mornings. Dead heading, cutting back and pruning at this time of the year refreshes the look of the plant and suddently it looks happy again.

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

 



 
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NEW EVENT - THE LAKES CHILLI FESTIVAL 2014 - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Aug - 10am to 6pm both days

BRINGING THE HEAT BACK TO THE LAKES!

The Lakes Chilli Fest is back! Come and get involved with over 80 producers offering the tastiest & spiciest chilli products, real ale producers, first class entertainment and exciting challenges.

'A Carnival of food & fun at the North West's Biggest Chilli Festival.'

The fun starts at 10am & finishes at 6pm Saturday and Sunday.  FREE entry for Children under 16. Dogs Welcome at the festival only. Highlights include: International Street Food Area, ENTERTAINMENT with Live Bands, DJ's, Fully Licensed Bars bringing you real ales, ciders, cocktails & pimms. Free entry to Dalemain Gardens included in your Festival ticket. A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!  We look forwarding to seeing you!

Early Bird Advance Purchase Daily tickets only £4.50 Limited numbers so hurry! £7 each when the early bird allocation runs out and £7 on the day.  DALEMAIN GARDENS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FESTIVAL TICKET PRICE with a special offer of an upgrade to the Mansion at £4 each Children FREE

DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS ARE OPEN SAT 2ND & SUN 3RD AUGUST 10.30AM TO 5PM.

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WELCOME to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Spring & Summer Opening times

The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 6th April 2014.  We are open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm.  

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PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918

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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