Dunham Massey, one of northern England’s great country estates, is renowned for its gardens. It is hard to think of a more pleasant way of spending an afternoon than strolling round this place. We did just that with friends in early May. There isn’t too much formality about Dunham Massey’s formal gardens and they don’t shout at you. There are also acres of deer park - a popular place for families. Here's a taster -
Tulips. They always remind me of Max Bygraves; unfortunately. Take small rodents, sugar, pectin… and you’ll get tulips from hamster jam.
As you can see, the weather wasn’t fantastic – but it was still a wonderfully stress-draining place to be. Allegedly, it has Britain’s largest winter garden. And there’s an enormous rose garden that could be a real sensory experience at the right time of year.
Also – checkout Stamford Military Hospital.
More information about a visit to DunhamMassey’s Gardens from the National Trust.