Baddesley's gardens are worth exploring in the winter

Winter in the walled garden

There’s something for everyone to enjoy here in the gardens at Baddesley Clinton; wrap up warm and play in the woodland, walk around the lake or simply find a quiet seat and relax in the winter sun.

Early morning view of the Walled Garden
View of the walled garden on a winter morning
Early morning view of the Walled Garden

Winter is still a time of interest in our gardens. The flower borders may not be there, and there’s not much colour in the walled garden, but you can admire the structure of the trees and shrubs without their leaves.

Kale and leeks in the winter vegetable garden
Baddesley winter vegetables
Kale and leeks in the winter vegetable garden

It’s a busy time for the gardening team preparing for next year’s displays. The vegetable garden and cut flower borders have all been tidied and are now ready for a winter break. It doesn't mean they are empty though – there are still Euphorbias and Scabious flowering and in the vegetable garden leeks, cabbages and other crops are in the beds adding some interest over the winter.

These beautiful irises say spring's not far off!
Iris at Baddesley Clinton
These beautiful irises say spring's not far off!

Winter is the perfect time to grab a cup of coffee or a hot chocolate and enjoy a stroll around our nature walk. Look out for the animals who have stayed behind for the winter months and enjoy a peaceful walk around the lake.