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Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey in Cheshire is set in a 300 acre deer park. It also has a formal garden and lake which is home to many water birds and a recently opened winter garden. The seven acre winter garden has been built on an area that was originally part of the deer park and came about as a direct response to public demand to be able to visit Dunham Massey in what used to be its closed season.

Roy Lancaster took a supportive role in the creation of the garden and local schoolchildren helped in the planting of over 200,000 bulbs.

When we visited in March 2010 the garden still had a new look to it and after a very poor winter and early spring things were maybe not as advanced as they could have been. Despite this we enjoyed our visit – there are plenty of areas to enjoy walks and the trees at this time of year with bare branches standing out against a clear blue sky looked wonderful.

Click here to read more about the creation of the winter garden

Click here for the NT Dunham Massey website

The photos above and video below were taken in March 2010 - the video includes our journey to and from Dunham Massey which took us over the Pennines.