A garden of curiosities at Dunham Massey…

Open the door onto Britain’s largest winter garden with thousands of snowdrops, irises, daffodils and crocuses bursting to life in our garden. From 20 January until 25 March, you’ll be able to unleash your curious side and delve deeper to discover more about Dunham’s plant life.

Whilst many gardens are hunkering down during the cold weather and hibernating until spring, the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey is very much alive with colour. First to emerge are the snowdrops and brilliant blue iris, then come yellow meadows of daffodils before thousands of tulips and bluebells spring up throughout the garden.

Did you know that snowdrops have a dedicated following of collectors called Galanthophiles...
A garden of curiosities at Dunham Massey…

As the garden grows and changes, you’ll be able to learn about ‘Tulipmania’, the myth behind the daffodils name, and what a ‘Croker’ is. It’s the perfect chance to improve your plant knowledge whilst helping towards hitting your daily step targets post-Christmas.

You'll be able to find out the many interesting, and sometimes bizarre, facts relating to the plants that are in our gardens. 

Find out the myth behind the daffodils name...
A garden of curiosities at Dunham Massey…

If you leave feeling inspired, the plant sales area in the shop will be open so you can take home a little piece of the Winter Garden, or you can take a well-earned break and enjoy some yummy seasonal food in the Café or Stables Restaurant.