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Visiting the Garden in Winter

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Date 16 January 2023

This winter, the Garden will remain open every day of the week in January and February! Here we’ll share why you should make the most of a winter visit.

If your resolution is to be more active in 2023, then a visit to the Garden is a great way to start! Take a brisk walk around the Garden and enjoy being active outdoors! Likewise, if you’re looking to improve your wellbeing, why not try meditation or a mindful walk around the Garden? Our Visitor Centre will be open every day from 10am to 4pm so you’ll be able to warm up with a hot drink afterwards – and maybe a sweet treat!

Many of our evergreen trees look stunning all year round, and you’ll be able to enjoy the bark of silver birches and paperbark maples. You might even be able to enjoy a visit in the snow - the Garden looks completely different but equally beautiful covered in white! Visiting in January and February also means you’ll be the first to spot signs of spring in the Garden – keep an eye out for delicate white snowdrops, or colourful witch hazel and cyclamen.

Lastly, winter is the perfect time to spot our Garden wildlife – with fewer leaves on the trees it’s easier to spot or photograph garden birds, especially our robins and great tits. Grey herons are amongst the first birds in the UK to start looking for a mate in the spring, and you’ll be able to spot ours courting by the pond in February. You might even see our red squirrels tucking into their food stores in our Pinetum!

If you are visiting this winter, make sure to ask about our Rambler’s Pass, which offers unlimited Garden admission for a whole household from 7th November to 7th February for just £15! At just £3 than two adult tickets it’s brilliant value! We’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

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