Winter in the garden

Once enjoyed exclusively by the Earls of Stamford and Warrington and their families, the garden now provides a tranquil haven for visitors and wildlife alike. Take time out in the garden and enjoy the sights and smells of the season. Remember to collect your ticket from Visitor Reception before making your way to the garden.

Irises in bloom in the winter garden at Dunham Massey

Winter highlights

With over a thousand winter shrubs, trees and evergreens, the garden offers an array of seasonal scents and colours just waiting to be discovered over the winter months. Thousands of bulbs spring to life over the cold season, including irises, and cyclamen which thrive in the dry conditions beneath the beech trees. The Birch Triangle is surrounded by a variety of grasses, black stem dogwood and white cyclamen.

The Orangery in spring in the garden at Dunham Massey

Spring

Return in spring to see the garden come to life with an array of vibrant colours. Enjoy the abundance of pure white snowdrops followed by the sunny shades of daffodils and tulips and discover Bluebell Mound as the ground beneath the beech trees is carpeted with a sea of stunning blue hues.

An old black and white photograph of the orangery in the garden at Dunham Massey

Step back in time... 

Once enjoyed exclusively by the Earls of Stamford and Warrington and their families, the garden now provides a tranquil haven for visitors and wildlife alike. Discover the history of Dunham's much loved garden.