Seasonal Highlights in the Garden

Close up of dahlia

Our summer bedding plants have now been put into the garden and we have planted more dahlias than ever before.

With all of the sunny weather some dahlias have already started to flower. However they will become more established over the next few weeks leading to a fuller display in early September.

Fascination and Wizard of Oz Dahlias
Fascination and Wizard of Oz Dahlias
Fascination and Wizard of Oz Dahlias

We would like to thank all of our gardening volunteers for all the hours they have spent planting and also the Manchester National Trust volunteers for helping prepare the Dahlia Walk. A special thank you to our wonderful volunteer Elaine who has planned this year's display.

Dahlias in the Verbena Parterre Late August
Dahlias in the Verbena Parterre Late August
Dahlias in the Verbena Parterre Late August

Look out for dahlias in other areas of the garden such as by Visitor Reception and in the Verbena Parterre. If you are interested in spotting bees and butterflies, this is a great area to visit. See which butterflies you can spot using our identification signs. 

Click here if you would like to download a copy of the Dahlia Walk plan for 2021