Winter Garden

The Winter Garden has more than 650 plants grown for their winter beauty

Winter Garden

The Winter Garden is close to the Visitor Pavilion. It has more than 650 plants grown for their winter beauty. It has been planted to show a wide range of plants that are at their best from November until March. This is a period that many assume is a 'quiet' time for gardens.

In early 2014 The Winter Garden was extended. It now covers around 4 acres in total, being one of the largest Winter Gardens in Europe. Many new plants have been added. This includes 500 Cyclamen tubers planted as a ground cover in a bed near the small summer house.

The planting features a palette of bark, bold coloured stems, scent and foliage. Close to the Visitor Centre is a large new bed planted with Salix (willow), Cornus (dogwoods). There is also extra height provided by some existing birch trees. It is a simple combination of just four or five plant groups to improve the entrance to the Winter Garden.

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