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Dalemain Gardens

Penrith, Cumberland

Location Guide

Dalemain is near Ullswater, in fact just two miles away, one of the popular lakes in the Lake District region of the UK.

The sheltered 5 acres of gardens are planted with herbaceous borders and an unusual combination of flowers.

The Gardens include:
  • The Georgian terrace

  • Tudor knot garden

  • Rose Walk with over 150 old fashioned roses, at their very best in June/July. In this area of the garden there are also ancient apple trees with nearly 30 different varieits. The fruite from these trees are used in the tearoom.

  • Low Garden with it's pond and riverside walks - where in late May and early June there is a display of Himalayan Blue Poppies.

  • The Children's Garden - where most of the plants have animals in their common names, such as Bear's Breeches (Acanthus), Snapdragon (Antirrhinum) and Foxglove (Digitalis). There is also hand crafted wooden animal signs locally made, these signs are also available for purchase in the gift shop.

Other features of the garden include:

  • The Silver Fir  (now the biggest of it's type in the British Isles).

  • The Gazebo, still with it's 18th century seating - during the summer months it is almost hidden with the Clematis.

  • Lob's Wood.

See Larger Image Small Fountain in the Tudor Knot Garden

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Location: Dalemain Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria

Grid Reference: NY474269 Ceremonial County: Cumberland

Map Link: StreetMap 

Aerial photo: Google Map

Getting there: M6 J40. Follow the A66 west to first roundabout. Take A592 Penrith to Ullswater raod for 1.5 miles. Dalemain is on the right.

Website: www.dalemain.com/mansion/gardens.htm
Other Useful Websites: Main Estate
Email: admin@dalemain.com
Address: Dalemain Historic House & Gardens, Dalemain Estate Office,Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria.
Postcode: CA11 0HB Telephone: 017684 86450
Opening Times: Summer: 3rd Apr-27 Oct Daily 10.30am-5pm; House opens at 11.15am for guided tour and then at 11.45am for free flow.
Winter: Gardens and Tearoom only 30 Oct-15th Dec  Sun-Thu 11am-3pm.

Charges: Adults: 9.50; Seniors: 9; Child (16 and under) FREE when accompanied by an adult.

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