Dunham Massey Winter Wonderland
Have you had your fill of barren trees and blooms that are covered by white?
Well if you are seeking a natural retreat that will dazzle you with its splendour, you will want to head to the National Trust location of Dunham Massey in Cheshire to explore the latest edition to their Winter Garden event.
Here you will be made privy to the seven acres of forested treasure complete with more than 1,600 shrubs and 700 plants. All of them have been coordinated and planted with the season in mind so that you are given blooms and unique sights at a time of year when the rest of the gardens may lie dormant.
The Winter Garden erected by National Trust was done with the guidance of Roy Lancaster OBE, who is one of the most prominent men in the field of plants, no pun intended. It was quite an undertaking to get all of the 200,000 bulbs in the ground and to do that Dunham Massey was blessed with the assistance of 1,500 volunteers; some of which were the tiny hands of nearby students!
You can take you own children out here to enjoy the hard work of those planters and perhaps inspire a spirit for philanthropy in them as well. Even if you don’t envision yourself working among the flowers you can take joy in the lovely smells inundating the garden from the winter honeysuckle and mahonia.
Further there are the witch hazels that may sound a bit scary but will be nothing short of spectacular in their yellow flurry. So take this chance before the spring season hits and head out to Dunham Massey!
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