The Award-Winning Gardens in Spring


The Gardens will reopen on 12th April and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Dalemain!

The wonderful weather has brought the gardens buzzing into life, with crocuses, apple blossom and quince bursting into colour. The bees have been enjoying the blooms, although the sunshine sadly does not look as though it will last and we are preparing for a cooler Easter. The daffodils are in bloom all over the gardens and we hope they will last long enough to be enjoyed by our visitors.

The terrace

The Garden may have been closed for much of 2020, but the Hasells have been keeping busy creating exciting new features for when visitors return. The largest project has been the creation of a new black and white terrace at the top of the high garden.

The sloping lawn has been shaped to form different levels, with seating and gorgeous views. The black and white planting will form a striking and unusual space, which the family look forward to sharing. The project is still in development and we look forward to its completion very soon – watch this space!

Wildlife in the gardens

Our plan for the top of the garden is to plant many scented and white plants and create more places to sit to enjoy the garden. Everyone will be able to spend time sitting and listening to the birds. We have over 30 different birds in the garden which are a joy. Of course we also have red squirrels that are out and about on some of these warmer days.

The wider estate

We have been very busy with the lambing, and recently some calves were born. It has been the perfect weather for lambing, and it must be lovely to arrive into such sunshine! We hope that people have been able to enjoy being outside responsibly.

– The Dalemain Gardening Team

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