What's in flower in our beautiful gardens?


Everything is on the point of coming out for spring. The maple trees are starting to flower, the cherry trees are blossoming and tulips are just beginning to flower. We are nearly ready for spring but still are building two new small gardens. The daffodils are at their height and power in the low garden. One of these is the new fern garden which will use 'tofu' rock (limestone) to create a Victorian style garden where the ferns will be shown off against the new rock garden. 

Gardening Team's Tip of the Month

You can really use this time well to design the garden for the Summer. While it is still wet enough most plants can survive being moved and dug up. Dig over your borders and make them look smart.

We look forward to seeing you in the Garden!

The Dalemain Gardening Team

WELCOME to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Easter & 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 Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1

Penrith Remembers has now collated all the local events for the coming year which commemorates the beginning of the First World War. It will be launched at Dalemain on 8 April 2014. This will be attended by Brigadier Chris Coles.

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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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