With the winter frosts now descending, snowy days almost here and the first flowers of the new year starting to show their faces, why not get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful time of the year by taking a walk in one of these public gardens.
During the winter everyone expects gardens to be quiet places where there isn’t much to see, let alone enjoy, well that couldn’t be more wrong.
Across the UK there are plenty of stunning gardens where you can see carpets of snowdrops, lush trees and flowers that manage to survive the bitter weather of the winter. It is a time of the year the outdoors resembles a can’t miss picture perfect postcard.
From city gardens to stately homes and grand outdoor escapes, make sure you wrap-up warm and get out and enjoy one of these gardens for the best walk you’ll have this winter.
Kew Gardens, London
In central london, Kew Gardens offers everything you want from a winter walk, all within a short tube ride from anywhere in the city.
Visit Kew Gardens for more information about what is going on.
Waddesdon Manor, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Home to one of the UK’s most impressive Victorian gardens, winter makes this Buckinghamshire venue transform into something magical.
Highlights include a rose garden stocked filled with colour and a water garden.
Visit Waddesdon Manor for more information about what is going on.
With each dropping leaf, the landscape at Killerton transforms into a breathtaking scene. With its gothic chapels and carpets of snowdrops, all within the backdrop of winter, Killerton is a must visit for a walk.
Visit National Trust for more information about what is going on at Killerton Gardens.
Crarae Garden, Argyll
A spectacular 50-acre woodland garden in a dramatic setting, Crarae has a wonderful collection of woody plants all centred on the stunning Crarae Burn.
Visit National Trust for Scotland for more information about what is going on at Crarae Garden.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire
The sweeping landscape of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is still full of colour at this time of year. With stunning hedge formations, views of the countryside and even a deer park walkthrough, there is plenty to enjoy during this winter walk.
Visit National Trust for Scotland for more information about what is going on at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.