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.

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

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

The Vinery is soon to be rebuilt
The Vinery soon to be rebuilt

The Vinery is being rebuilt and the two greenhouses are both being repaired and a fresh coat of white wash on the walls.

Planting of the final trees in the orchard is happening over the next few weeks and a beautiful new fence will be erected, so the meadow can be grazed in the future.

A winter walk along the bridge across the weir
Two people on the bridge across the weir