We are announcing the 2021 Award winners on Sunday 20th June as part of the Dalemain Plant Fair. The wait is nearly over to find out who will be the winner!

The Awards and Festival were delayed this year as a result of the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, and instead of being announced in March as usual, they had to be postponed. However, the competition continued, and thousands of jars were judged as ever by our expert panel. We are now getting ready to announce who will be crowned the 2021 Best in Show…

The Awards Ceremony

The 2021 Award winners will be unveiled at the prizegiving ceremony, which takes place on Sunday 20th June at 11.45am. We welcome all visitors to attend, although there will be reduced capacity seating in line with government regulations. The prizegiving will be on the front steps of the mansion.

Once the winners have been announced, you will then be able to purchase and enjoy the 2021 Double Gold winning marmalade, which has been replicated by Thursday Cottage. This will be for sale at Dalemain and Fortnum & Mason throughout the year. 50 from the sale of each jar will go to Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland.

The Awards are taking place as part of our Plant Fair, which is open 10am – 4pm. Entrance is FREE and we hope that visitors will have a lovely day.