Dalemain Mansion and Gardens in Cumbria has won the Historic Houses Association (HHA) and Christie’s sponsored Garden of the Year Award.
The award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural appeal in their own right or as the setting for a historic house, says the HHA. It is awarded by public vote.
Jane Hasell-McCosh has run the garden for 18 years, inheriting the role from her mother-in-law, Sylvia McCosh.
HHA president Richard Compton said: "I am delighted that the beautiful gardens at Dalemain have won this prestigious award. Jane Hasell-McCosh is a hands-on gardener who has followed in the steps of her mother-in-law, Sylvia McCosh, in altering and adapting the gardens and introducing new areas of planting and many rare and unusual herbaceous species.
"Supported by a small but expert team of gardeners, some volunteers, Jane has made the garden accessible to a wide range of visitors and especially children."