Explore the gardens at Baddesley this winter

Winter in the walled garden

There’s something for everyone to enjoy here in the gardens at Baddesley Clinton; play in the woodland, walk around the lake or simply find a quiet seat and relax. The formal walled garden, with flower borders and fruit trees, makes a lovely contrast to the nature trail through the woods and around the fish pools.

Over the years the gardens here at Baddesley have evolved into a mix of pleasure and production, with new areas being added all the time.

The winter period in a garden is very short! Our dedicated and hard working gardening team are already starting to work on next year’s plants with seed sowing starting in January and plug plants and bare root plants arriving from the beginning of February ready for our borders.

Snowdrops at Baddesley

If you’re looking for assurance that the cold, dark days of winter are nearly over, look no further than the welcome sight of glimmering snowdrops. Click the link below for more information on where you can see snowdrops at Baddesley.

Pruning in the walled garden
Pruning in the walled garden
Pruning in the walled garden

The team are pruning all our wall shrubs/climbers including the wisterias, clearing views around the lake and doing some much needed cutting back on the islands. Along with getting the vegetable garden ready, with a good mulch and a general move around .

The Cardoon plant, an old Victorian favourite
The silvery foliage of the Cardoon plant
The Cardoon plant, an old Victorian favourite

Behind the scenes they are busy working on planting plans for next year including ordering the spring and summer bulbs and liaising with the restaurant to see what vegatables they would like next year.

Winter sunshine at Baddesley
Baddesley Clinton winter sunshine
Winter sunshine at Baddesley

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.

Take the family on a walk at Baddesley
Baddesley winter walk
Take the family on a walk at Baddesley

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.