Dunge Valley Hidden Gardens & Hardy Plant Nursery PDF Print E-mail

Come and visit a beautiful garden in the rolling Pennine hills, likened to a mini Bodnant. Open from March to the end of August you will see a kaleidoscope of colour featuring Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Magnolias, Acers and the Blue Poppy. These and many other desirable plants, growing with us at 1,000ft plus, are for sale in the Hardy Plant Nursery, some of which have been collected as seed whilst David was Trekking in Nepal and in Arunachal Pradesh.

Here at the Dunge (pronounced as in Dungeon) see a collection of over 550 species and hybrid Rhododendrons as though in a hidden Himalayan valley, with streams, waterfalls, ponds, bridges, bog gardens and a wide variety of unusual perennials, trees and shrubs in a magnificent setting. A connoisseur's garden. 

Open May weekends and Bank Holidays.

Many of our visitors return year after year remarking on how different it is as we plant up new areas and those who return after a couple of weeks are amazed as the succession of Rhododendrons makes for a constant changing, vibrant picture. New planting and further maintenance has been carried out in the Gardens and the Hardy Plant Nursery is bursting with a new stock of Rhododendrons and Perennials.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
 David and Elizabeth Ketley