The Award-Winning Gardens in Spring

After a cold and wet winter Spring is returning to the Historic Gardens, and we are delighted to see the return of sunny days and longer evenings! We have had a beautiful array of snowdrops and aconites, almost from as soon as 2019 struck. The unseasonably warm weather in February also brought on out crocuses, which have been looking absolutely stunning under the cherry tree in the high garden.

Now that we head into April, the daffodils are here and heralding the arrival of Easter, although as it is so late this year only time will tell if they will survive that long! We are are also delighted to see other spring plants blooming in the Historic Gardens, with our variegated fritillaria looking almost like exotic birds, and the soft and beautiful ‘paintbox’ erysimum looking simply wonderful in the sunshine.

The Estate is very busy at this time of year, with new lambs being born, and the fields around Dalemain are still filled with our very special orange sheep, in celebration of the 14th World Marmalade Awards!

Our gardeners have been hard at work getting the Gardens ready for the start of the season, which begins on Sunday 7th April. Until then, you can continue to visit the Gardens for discounted entry 11am – 3pm Sun – Thurs.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

– The Dalemain Gardening Team

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Please visit our historic gardens 11am – 3pm on Sunday – Thursday, October – December 2018. There will be special Friday openings of the Gardens every Friday from May – September. For more information about Opening Times, please click here.

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