Dunge Valley Hidden
High Peak, Cheshire
Dunge, pronounced as Dungeon, is in a hidden
valley in the Pennine Hills, the Gardens are constantly changing; with plants
being moved about and new planting taking place. It has one of the most
comprehensive selections of Rhododendrons in the UK.
|A kaleidoscope of colour
takes place through their opening season and includes such features as
Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Magnolias, Acers and the Blue Poppy. These and
many other plants, growing to 1,000ft plus, some of which have been
collected as seed whilst the owner was Trekking in Nepal and in
Arunachal Pradesh. Examples for your own garden are for sale in the
Hardy Plant Nursery.
There is a collection of over 550 species and
hybrid Rhododendrons giving the feel of you being hidden in a Himalayan valley,
with streams, waterfalls, ponds, bridges, bog gardens and a wide variety of
unusual perennials, trees and shrubs in a magnificent setting.
Location: Dunge Valley Hidden Gardens, High
Grid Reference: SJ989777
Getting there: Located near Kettleshulme,
about 1.5 miles south of the B5470 between Bollington and Whaley Bridge.
Access: The Gardens are not suitable for
wheelchairs but a patio seat gives a panoramic view of the front garden and
surrounding hills. Parking is provided for visitors within about 50 metres.
Drop-off point for visitors outside main entrance. The route from the
parking area to the nearest public entrance is: flat, without steps. Level
access or access by ramp or lift to, public toilet suitable for visitors who
use a wheelchair, ticket and information point.
Other Useful Websites:
Discover Cheshire Gardens
Address: Dunge Valley Hidden Gardens & Hardy
Windgather Rocks, Kettleshulme, Nr. Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Cheshire
Postcode: SK23 7RF
Telephone: 01663 733787
Opening Times: Open from March to June;
Thurs-Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays. 10.30am-5pm
Charges: Adults £4; Children £1.50;
Nearby Locations: Lyme Park and Gardens
Other Location Pages:
Cheshire Top Attractions
Notes: Facilities include: Gardens, Tea rooms,
No Dogs except Guide Dogs allowed in the
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