Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens is receiving a wonderful gift in the next few days – a pallet of organic Seville Oranges from our friends at Ave Maria! We will be selling these in the coming weeks, and the money raised will be donated to Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland.

Oranges in pot

When it’s such a delicious purchase for such a wonderful cause, how could you resist? Please do pop in to Dalemain for your oranges, and if you have already made your marmalade for 2017 then they can easily be frozen, ready for the next season. Or, even better, you could simply make even more marmalade!


Dalemain vintage marmaladeLast year’s Double Gold Winner, Jo Aldhouse, made her winning Skye Whisky Marmalade using oranges that she was given at the 2015 Awards & Festival here at Dalemain. They clearly worked their magic on her marmalade, and as Ave Maria’s oranges are organic and delicious, there is every chance that they could do the same for a lucky 2017 Marmalade Maker…

If you haven’t yet made your marmalade, then now is your chance. Pick up your oranges and we’ll give you an entry form as well – simply get your jars to us by 10th February to be in with a chance of winning the 2017 World’s Original Marmalade Awards.

If you are interested in purchasing some oranges but are not in the area, please telephone us on 017684 86450 or email marmalade@dalemain.com and we will be only too happy to help.