‘How many kinds of sweet flowers grow in an English Country Garden…?; so goes the old song.
We’ve some fabulous English Country Gardens in the Lake District.
Here’s a few ideas of places to enjoy when you’re visiting.
Dalemain Historic House & Gardens
The blush pink Georgian facade of this majestic mansion certainly gives a romantic feel to this beautiful country house. With its treasure trove of memories, stories and history, it is still home to the Hasell-McCosh family, giving a homely and inviting atmosphere. Inside you can explore the servants quarters and grand rooms untouched since the 1800’s.
This lovely house is also home to the World Original Marmalade Awards usually in March each year, where hundreds of artisan marmalades are available to taste and buy.
The grandeur of the house also overflows into the garden, where you’ll find many rare plants and over 100 beautifully scented roses amongst the 5 acre garden and historic parkland. A Greek Fir stands near the fountain, the biggest of its kind in the UK, and there are also mature Walnut trees, fine Spanish Chestnuts and a 200 year old Tulip tree.
You’ll find out a bit more about what thrives in our Cumbrian climate and maybe seek out their famous meconopsis blue poppies.
After exploring the house and garden, cake and tea await you in the Medieval stone walled tearoom and outside seating areas. The perfect end to a delightful day. Garden tours Monday – Thursday, pre-booked tours only.