The garden of the year award is sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This competition has been running annually since 1984 and the award goes to the HHA Member garden which has been voted as the favourite throughout the year. This award is a reflection of the positive experiences and enjoyment people have had from visiting the gardens.
This years winner of the award is Dalemain Mansion and Gardens in Cumbria.
The owner Jane Hasell- McCosh said “ I feel very humbled that people came and voted for it. Friends who own gardens have won it before: Levens Hall, and Forde Abbey, but they’re the big boys, really. I inherited the garden as a space that was open to the public, so I’ve always gardened for other people rather than myself. It’s lovely to feel that people are enjoying it and getting something out of it.”
Dalemain dates back to the reign of Henry II, but has been a family home since 1679 and is now home to the worlds first marmalade awards.
Find out more about the Dalemain Mansion and Gardens