Secret Dunham - Wildflower Planting

Go wild planting wildflower plugs with our gardeners.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come along to our drop in session and help with planting up some of our wildflower plugs. Learn more about the importance of wildflowers in nature and take away some seeds of your own to plant when you get home.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Dunham Massey


Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.50 £8.60
Child £4.75 £4.30
Family £24.00 £21.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.00
House & Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.35

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Estate entry (car park) - cars, £6, motorbikes £1.50 (free for National Trust members), coaches £20. Please note that all visitors, including National Trust members, require a ticket from Visitor Reception for the House and or Garden.

The basics

Children are welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please ask at the garden entry kiosk for directions to the planting area.
What to bring and wear
This event will go ahead whatever the weather so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
The gardens have pathways which are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Please call the property on 0161 941 1025 if you have any access requirements.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 October 2017 13:00 - 15:00 Available
24 October 2017 13:00 - 15:00 Available
25 October 2017 13:00 - 15:00 Available
26 October 2017 13:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Dunham Massey
Call 0161 941 1025

Upcoming events

Rut Walks

Wed 18 Oct 2017
Take in battles and bellows as Dunham's deer begin their battle for supremacy.

Weekly Nordic Walk

Wed 18 Oct 2017
Come along on a Nordic Walk around the historic estate of Dunham Massey with Anita, a fully qualified Nordic Walking Instructor.

Secret Dunham - Deer Discovery Trail

Wed 18 Oct 2017
From bellows to battles, the autumn rituals of Dunham's deer are revealed in a discovery trail around the park.

Hooty's Autumn Festival

Wed 18 Oct 2017
Follow Hooty the Owl's special trail around the garden to find out all about his autumn festival. Solve the trail and collect your prize at the end!

Dunham's Lost Years - Shadow Puppet Trail

Wed 18 Oct 2017
As you walk around the house, can you spot the shadow puppet silhouettes of the people who lived at Dunham? You can even head to the Great Gallery and stage your own puppet show.

Autumn Senses Garden Tour

Wed 18 Oct 2017
Enjoy a guided tour of the garden to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the autumnal season. Limited availability, pick up a token from the garden kiosk.