The Award-Winning Gardens in Summer

Now the warmer weather has arrived, the Gardens are really blooming. The highlight, however, is our famous Blue Poppy, the Meconopsis Grandis Dalemain. The sea of blue in the Low Garden is quite a sight, but be sure to visit soon! From mid-June, the poppies will begin to turn, so to see these beautiful flowers at their best, come and see us between the end of May and early June.

If you would like to take home your own Meconopsis, there are still some left in our Shop. Pick yours up before they go!

The roses are on full display now as well. The front of the house is alive with the China Blush rose. The Terrace and Rose Walk are full of many more varieties, which smell divine. If you’d like to find out more about our Dalemain roses, come along to the Dalemain Rose Day on Thursday 21st June. Further details of this event can be found here.

We’re very much looking forward to the 2018 Dalemain Plant Fair on Sunday 17th June. It promises to be a wonderful day and, if the weather continues as it is, very warm and sunny! We’ve brought together a selection of the best nurseries in the north of England, alongside local artisanal food producers and craftspeople for your enjoyment. Starting this year, we will be serving delicious Dalemain cream teas on the Terrace and in the Medieaval Hall Tea Room. To find out more about our 2018 Plant Fair, please see the event page here.

The Gardens and Tearoom are open 10am – 4.30pm Sunday – Thursday and following wonderful feedback in 2017 we are pleased to announce that we will once again have special Friday openings every Friday May – September for the Gardens, so that even more people are able to see them in all of their glory.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

-The Dalemain Gardening Team

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Please visit our historic gardens 10am – 4.30pm on Sunday – Thursday, March – October 2018. There will be special Friday openings of the Gardens every Friday from May – September.

If you have any questions please telephone: +44 (0)17684 86450 or email: