THE AWARD WINNING HISTORIC GARDENS IN SUMMER
The gardens are looking completely fabulous at the moment, with Dalemain's famous Meconopsis still in flower! This blue poppy, peculiar to Dalemain, is looking stunning in multiple shades of blue. We cannot guarentee how much longer it will bloom for, so urge visitors wishing to see the poppies in all their splendour to come and pay a visit now. The rose terrace is also at its peak, with a gorgeous array of blossoms and flowers. A true highlight of the gardens, these too are looking their best in June/early July, so we recommend visitors wishing to see them in all their glory make a visit soon.
There are many other beautiful flowers throughout the gardens this Summer. Lupins, violas and peonies flourish, and we are delighted to have giant himalayan lillies in bloom in the high garden. We have a selection of photographs below, to give you a hint of the delights that await you at Dalemain.
Our annual Plant Fair took place on 19th June and was a complete joy, with displays from the finest nurseries in the North West, as well as an array of craft and artisan food stalls. The variety of beautiful plants was something very special, and we are already looking forward to next year. We hope that everyone who attended had a lovely day.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
-The Dalemain Gardening Team
Dalemain Meconopsis Grandis
This wonderful poppy is still in bloom here at Dalemain. Growing up to about three feet high, it is a stately plant with a gorgeous variety of blue shades. It flowers throughout June, and prefers damp (but not boggy) conditions.
Dalemain's Rose Terrace - There are a stunning array of roses in flower along the side of Dalemain Mansion, including:
Cramoisi Superior, the red China Rose
Tuscany Superb, a Gallica Rose
Albertine Pink Rose
Easleas Golden Rambler
The combination of roses ensures that visitors are greeted with a heavenly array of smells and colours. The perfect entrance to a quality English garden.
This plant is a particular favourite of Jane Hasell-McCosh. Understated yet beautiful, it can be cut right back, only to grow back even stronger. It is looking lovely here next to the purple Allium, which looks fantastic year after year.
Blooming on the rose terrace, this delicate flower looks perfect alongside the Campanula, which we love.
We have a whole peony bed at Dalemain, and these pink flowers are our particular favourite.
Old China Blush Rose
This rose grows at the front of the house, around the corner from the rose walk terrace. This rose is very old and very long flowering, blooming almost all year round. The perfect place for a tranquil seat.
This giant Himalayan Lilly takes seven years to flower. The gardeners at Dalemain are delighted to have produced these beautiful blooms, the first to bloom at Dalemain in recent years.
This is but a small selection of the plants in bloom at Dalemain. Please visit our historic gardens 9-5 on Sunday - Thursday to see them in all their beauty.
The Historic Gardens in Summer
Our gardens are looking wonderful this summer - come and visit the beautiful Rose Terrace while it is still in bloom, and see the historic gardens in all their glory.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS
Dalemain is a haven of tranquillity. Come and take some time out from the hectic stress of every day life, and spend a while strolling through the house and gardens in this peaceful corner of the Lake District.
Dalemain Plant Fair with Artisan Foods & Crafts
Sunday 19th June - 10am to 4pm. Come and visit our celebration of all things Gardening, with Quality Plants, Garden Tours & Advice, Crafts and Artisan foods.
FREE Entry to Plant Fair, Artisan Foods & Crafts. Discounted entry to Gardens £5, House & Gardens £7 - Children FREE
LATEST PRESS RELEASE: Winners Announced at 2016 Dalemain World Famous Marmalade Awards 2016
MARMALADE MOST TRAVELLED; WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE, AS DIZZYING ARRAY OF COUNTRIES CLAIM MULTIPLE AWARDS.
SAVE THE DALEMAIN OF AUSTRALIA
The NATIONAL TRUST of South Australia are putting in a bid to save the house immortalised in Picnic on Hanging Rock and a vital part of the South Australian Heritage.
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
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.
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.