Garden gallery: Dunham Massey’s Winter Garden

If you’re a gardener, love a woodland walk, or visiting a deer park, you’d enjoy the beautiful winter garden at Dunham Massey in the North West of England. In just a few weeks, the winter garden will have a carpet of flowering snowdrops too. 

For Friday’s photo challenge, I posted the yellow flowers of a dogwood. I added the hope that I’d soon have chance to photograph an orange one too as I love the warm, rich colour of the flowers. My trip to  Dunham Massey provided me with an opportunity only a couple of days later.

So I’m adding this gallery of pictures which include new emerging leaves, edged with frost, new flowers and buds as a follow-up post. I hope you enjoy it!

10 Replies to “Garden gallery: Dunham Massey’s Winter Garden”

  1. Witch hazel (Hamamelis), right? But I knew what you meant. This one looks like ‘Jelena’, also called ‘Copper Beauty’. There’s a huge one at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden which I love. Beautiful in form too, a bit wider than tall with graceful branches. Well, graceful for a Hamamelis anyway.

  2. I didn’t know the botanical name, let alone the cultivar, but you’re right with Hamamelis. I think melis indicates sweet but I didn’t think to smell them. Next time!

    These shrubs are still quite short, perhaps only young ones, but they’re graceful as you say. They were shaped a bit like very ineffective umbrellas if I remember correctly.

    1. I hope you get a chance to one day. It sounds strange, but I wasn’t aware that winter gardens exist. This is supposed to be one of the best in North West England.

    1. Thanks for dropping by – did you spot the apricot/orange witch-hazel (picture 5)? I thought about you when I was taking it because of your earlier comment.

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