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Dunge Valley Hidden Gardens

High Peak, Cheshire

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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.

  Tom Pennington

Location: Dunge Valley Hidden Gardens, High Peak, Cheshire

Grid Reference: SJ989777 Ceremonial County: Cheshire

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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.
Website: www.dungevalley.co.uk
Other Useful Websites: Discover Cheshire Gardens
Email: david@dungevalley.co.uk
Address: Dunge Valley Hidden Gardens & Hardy Plant Nursery
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, Plant nursery

No Dogs except Guide Dogs allowed in the gardens.




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