Plant lovers, it’s nearly time for your favourite day of the year – the Dalemain Plant Fair is returning!
The Plant Fair takes place on Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June, and is a wonderful day out for all the family. Entry to the Plant Fair is FREE and a collection of the best nurseries in the North West and Scotland will be displaying on the front lawn, alongside a selection of quality Artisan food and craft stalls.
The Mansion provides a beautiful backdrop, and the whole event looks out across the Lake District Fells, making it one of the most beautiful fairs in the county. The nurseries attending in 2019 will be displaying an incredible range of plants including perennials, hostas, geraniums, palms, herbs, roses and giant daisies. Whether you’re a green fingered expert or a total novice, we have just the thing to bring colour and joy to your gardens this summer.
In addition to our fabulous nurseries, we are also delighted to be welcoming the Cumbria Printmakers, who will be taking over the Great Barn for a botanical themed art exhibition. Expect a range of beautiful prints, as this collective demonstrate the many different styles of botanical printmaking. The Great Barn will also be serving a range of delicious homemade meals and cakes.
The Great Barn isn’t the only place where you can get a tasty treat – the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom will be open and serving delicious homemade food, including of course our famous marmalade gingerbread and homemade scones!
The gardens are looking their absolute best at this time of year and we cannot wait to share them with you. As well as offering a huge discount on the Historic gardens – just £7 to visit the Mansion and Gardens, or £5 to see the gardens on their own – we will also be providing a number of fascinating guided tours throughout the day. Join one of the gardeners and learn more about the history of the Dalemain gardens, the plantings and plans for the future of this beautiful landscape.
Dalemain is especially famous for its Meconopsis Dalemain, the Himalayan blue poppy that is particular to Dalemain, and these will be in full bloom, making them a must-see for the weekend.
The Plant Fair is open 10am – 4pm and we have free all-day parking. If you are interested in bringing a party, or if you have any questions, please contact Florence Lindeman on 017685 86450.