What's in flower in our beautiful gardens
 

AN ENGLISH GARDEN IN LATE AUGUST - INSECTS & LATE SUMMER PLANTS 

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

 



 
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GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014

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

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NEXT EVENT: North West Plant Heritage Group - Plant Sale at Dalemain. Sun 7th Sept - 10.30am to 4.00pm

FREE entry & parking to the Heritage Plant Sale with Artisan Foods and Craft Stalls, Tearoom, Gift Shop, Dalemain Plant Sales & Agricultural Museum all in the Courtyard at Dalemain.

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NEW VENUE: C-Art at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Dalemain are delighted to be part of this year's Cumbria Artists Open Studios from 13th to 28th September 2014.

6 Artists are exhibiting in The Great Barn in the Courtyard including David Sims, Jo Mcgrath, Emma J Lock, Linda Moore, Becky Eden & Frankie Cranfield. With a further exhibition by Hermione & Beatrice McCosh in another part of the Courtyard.

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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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