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The annual Garden of the Year award has been won by Dalemain Mansion in Cumbria.

Full report: Top award for Dalemain's gardens

The green fingered keepers of the grounds of Dalemain Mansion are celebrating tonight after being awarded the national Garden of the Year award.

The historic house near Penrith now joins an illustrious list of former winners including Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard.

We sent Ryan Dollard out into the sunshine to find out why visitors have voted Dalemain's flowers and borders the very finest in the country:

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Penrith mansion wins "Garden of the Year"

The gardens surrounding the mansion Credit: ITV News Border

A country house in Cumbria is to be honoured for its gardens.

Dalemain Mansion near Penrith will receive the prestigious Garden of the Year Award from the Historic Houses Association.

Previous winners of the award include Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace.

Beautiful flowers in the garden Credit: ITV News Border