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.

  3. Beautiful gardens! My cousin used to have snowdrops in her yard, they were one of her favorites.

    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.

      1. The color did catch my eye, but I didn’t realize you had captions to identify the different plants. Great mosaic!

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