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Dalemain Plant Fair – THIS SUNDAY!

The Dalemain Plant Fair with Artisan Foods & Crafts is back on the 17th June 2018. Stalls will include a selection of the best nurseries in the North, as well as artisanal food producers and craftspeople. Make a day of it with a tour of our award-winning Gardens, specialist talks, and a cream tea on [...]

June 15th, 2018|House and Estate News|

The Dalemain Gardens in Summer

The recent warm weather has really brought the Gardens along and they are looking beautiful! Our famous Himalayan blue poppies (Meconopsis Grandis Dalemain) are on show in the Low Garden, and the roses along the terrace are smelling divine. The poppies originally arrived at Dalemain after being gifted to Sylvia McCosh by George Sheriff, who [...]

June 7th, 2018|House and Estate News|

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Rose Day

Dalemain Rose Day is a unique opportunity for keen horticulturists who want to learn more about Dalemain's fascinating collection of over 100 old-fashioned roses. Archivist and rose enthusiast Frances Wilkins will be running this workshop, which will include a full rose presentation and history, a special rose themed lunch and a tour of the Dalemain [...]

May 2nd, 2018|House and Estate News|

Orange marmalade from Rajasthan, India wins 2018 Commonwealth category

The winner of the 2018 Commonwealth category in the World Original Marmalade Awards is India, with an Orange & Ginger Marmalade made by Victoria Singh at Col. Sudhir Farm, Kota, Rajasthan, using organic oranges picked from a tree that grow in the grounds of the house, with white Indian sugar, stone-crushed locally grown root ginger [...]

April 3rd, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|

Winners of the Label Competition

We always receive huge numbers of creative entries into our annual Marmalade Label competition, and this year has been no exception! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, and huge congratulations to the following winners: THE CHILDREN'S LABEL COMPETITION We had so many beautiful entries, but the three that the judges loved the most [...]

March 23rd, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens OPEN for 2018!

Following the excitement of a very successful 13th Marmalade Awards & Festival we are delighted to be opening our doors for the coming season! The Mansion will be open 10.30am - 3.30pm for guided tours & freeflow every Sunday - Thursday. Please see our Times & Prices page for more information. For one week only [...]

March 19th, 2018|House and Estate News|

Jane Hasell-McCosh talks marmalade with Radio 2’s Chris Evans

Anyone who tuned in to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 this morning may have heard Marmalade Awards founder, Jane Hasell-McCosh talking with Chris Evans about this year's Marmalade Awards & Festival. The 2018 Double Gold winner, Janice Miners' Grapefruit & Gin Marmalade, proved very popular in the Breakfast Show studios too! [...]

March 19th, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|

Winners of the 2018 Marmalade Awards announced.

Winners were announced for the 13th World’s Original Marmalade Awards at the Dalemain Marmalade Festival in Cumbria on 17th March. Far from being unlucky, the 13th year attracted record numbers of Artisan entries and over 3,000 jars in total from over 30 countries worldwide, cementing the fact that this local competition has become a landmark [...]

March 19th, 2018|Marmalade Awards Press Releases|

Winners of the 2018 Marmalade Awards announced!

Winners were announced for the 13th World’s Original Marmalade Awards at the Dalemain Marmalade Festival in Cumbria on 17th March. Far from being unlucky, the 13th year attracted record numbers of Artisan entries and over 3,000 jars in total from over 30 countries worldwide, cementing the fact that this local competition has become a landmark [...]

March 19th, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|

The Australian ‘Marmal-Ashes’ have arrived!

Not content with trouncing England in the Ashes in 2018, we have received the annual 'team' of Australian marmalades for the 2018 Marmal-Ashes competition. A group of marmalade makers from Buninyong, Victoria send their marmalades to the Dalemain Marmalade Awards and Festival every year with the aim of taking home the Marmal-Ashes trophy. The Marmal-Ashes [...]

March 7th, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|
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