Winter garden jewels to explore


Garden visiting isn’t just for the Summer months. Throughout November and December there are a number of gorgeous gardens to visit, where you can find Diwali celebrations, light displays and beautiful wintery scenes. Grab your opportunity to wrap up warm and get outdoors, at one of our Winter garden jewels.

Lawsbrook, Shillingstone Dorset – Open Sunday 4th November 10am – 4pm

Celebrating its 10th year of opening for the National Garden Scheme, Lawsbrook showcases intense autumn hues in November. With more than 130 different tree species spread over 6 acres in a garden founded in 1959, you can be assured of a relaxed and friendly day out, with lovely opportunities for family walks.

Townsend Farmhouse, Bedford, Bedfordshire – Saturday 10th November – 4pm – 7pm

Townsend Farmhouse are hosting a special Diwali evening opening on the 10th November with diya lamps, flower rangoli and sweetmeats. Expect a magical evening of light in the garden.

42 Falconer Road, Watford, Hertfordshire – Saturday 10th November 6.30pm – 8pm

42 Falconer Road is an enchanting, magical and unusual Victorian style space with an intriguing selection of birdcages. Their winter viewing incorporates fairyland lighting, and is an event for all ages.

Sandpiper, Somersham, Cambridgeshire – Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December 5pm – 9pm

Sandpiper’s Winter open evening provides an enchanted evening view of a garden full of nostalgia. The inspired creative lighting demonstrates the beauty and architecture of plants and trees in winter. A real winter tonic. Pre-booking essential for this garden. Please phone 01487 740896 or email –

14 Una Road, Essex – Saturday 1st and Saturday 8th December, 4.30 – 8.00pm

Walk a path through the garden and enjoy the display of Christmas lights. Festive refreshments available of mulled wine and mince pies.

Other Winter openings …

Robinson College, Cambridge

High Garden, Kenton, Devon


We have two delightful talks to inspire you during the Winter. Both need to be pre booked by visiting our events page.

The Winter Garden – Talk and walk in Berkshire – Wednesday 16th January 10.15 am – 12.30pm

St Timothee in Winter

Join us for a talk and discussion on ‘The Winter Garden’, covering key elements that make the garden at St Timothee shine through the darkest months. This event must be pre booked here.

A year in the cut flower garden with Gabriel Reid – Norfolk – Wednesday 27th February, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Gabriel Reid from Gabi’s garden

In this delightful talk Gabriel Reid, an organic flower grower and florist who is situated in the village of Gissing, South Norfolk will talk about the flowers and foliage she grows for use in her floristry studio. Book your ticket here.






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