Summer in the garden at Dunham Massey

There’s nothing like a garden full of summer flowers to lift the spirits. Enjoy a stroll in the sunshine as flowers flood the garden at Dunham Massey with colour. Remember to collect your ticket from Visitor Reception before making your way to the garden.

Rhododendrons in the garden at Dunham Massey

Summer highlights

Relax amongst lush greenery and bright colours and enjoy the scents of the Rose Garden in the sunshine. Summer highlights in the garden include the striking white heads of the Cardiocrinum- despite their short flowering time; they bring visitors back year after year. Summer colour can be enjoyed first in the Rose Garden and later when the hydrangeas and acer come into bloom.

The rose garden at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey's Rose Garden 

Opened in 2013, Dunham Massey’s much loved rose garden is not to be missed in the summer months as the vibrant array of roses provide beautiful sights and smells. See if you can spot two special roses during your visit- ‘Rosa Dunham Massey’ and ‘Rosa Stamford’s Sanctuary’. Did you know it can take the gardeners and volunteers over 75 hours a week to try and remove all the dead heads and keep the rose garden looking its best?

A crowd enjoying outdoor theatre in a National Trust garden

Events in the garden

Through late spring and summer, it’s not only the plants that change with the seasons. There’s a wide variety of events and activities for all ages taking place in the garden. At weekends during May and June there will be live music in garden between 12 noon-4pm. Dig out your picnic blanket, top up your glass and let the music carry you away! Later on in the year the garden will once again set the scene for Chapterhouse outdoor theatre productions and QUAD's Outdoor Film Festival.

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.