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Notice: Dunham Massey Hall, including Stamford Military Hospital, is now closed for cleaning and conservation. The hall and exhibition will reopen on February 14 2015.

Britain's largest winter garden set within ancient parkland

Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis nestling between the urban sprawl of Manchester and rural tranquillity of Cheshire. While the Georgian hall and Stamford Military Hospital are closed for conservation, the park and gardens are the ideal place to enjoy the crisp clear days of winter.

A ramble around the park will reveal a range of architectural oddities and views of the house punctuated by the resident herd of fallow deer; you may also glimpse other wildlife including owls and woodpeckers. Enjoy guided walks in the garden and deer park, or take the chance to wrap up and wander freely amongst groves of ancient trees.

Dunham is also home to one of Britain’s finest winter gardens, with plenty of scent and colour to delight the senses even in the depths of winter. Unwind on one of the accessible circular walks before warming up with a hearty homemade snack or meal at the Stables Restaurant.

Unusual gifts, homemade produce and plants await you at the shop, as well as light meals and snacks in the visitor centre café. With trails for families and a natural play area, there’s plenty to brighten your day at Dunham. 

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Snowdrops in the winter garden

A white carpet made up of a quarter of a million snowdrops is one of the refreshing sights you’ll see if you visit our winter garden early this year.

The seven acre winter garden is one of the largest of its kind in the UK with over 700 different plant species and a further 1,600 winter shrubs, trees and evergreens.

There's plenty to explore on your visit, with inspiring planting ideas to enhance your garden throughout the winter and into spring.

Thousands of snowdrops come to life in winter

Thousands of snowdrops come to life in winter

Heaven in a Hell of War

Until 1 March 2015

Stanley Spencer's vivid paintings chronicle his experiences as a medic and official war artist during World War I. Normally viewed in situ at Sandham Memorial Chapen in Hampshire, they are on display at Manchester Art Gallery until 1 March 2015.  Dunham's faithful recreation of Stamford Military Hospital re-opens on 14 February 2015. 

Are dogs allowed at Dunham?

Buddy enjoying a walk at Dunham

Bring your dog along to the deer park, where furry friends are welcome on a lead. If you'd like to walk your dog off the lead you can head to North Park - ask for directions on arrival.

Whilst dogs can't come into the formal garden, shop or restaurant, they can sit outside and enjoy the views from the cafe terrace.

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