Colby Woodland Garden in winter
Colby’s a garden for all seasons, with plenty of things to see and do over the chillier winter months. So wrap up warm and get exploring…
At this time of year, Colby welcomes a surprisingly rosy colour palette. The woodlands are full of holly with bright berries aglow, look out for red dogwood along the edges of the meadow and pinky hellebores in the walled garden.
The aptly named rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ is in flower from late January, white bark birch trees sparkle in the winter sun, and, of course, the woodlands are full of fir trees. As winter progresses, keep an eye out for early snowdrops as they begin to appear from late February.
Follow the footpaths and take in the best of the season with a refreshing walk. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or pick up the pace and burn off those Christmas calories. The paths are dog-friendly too, perfect if you’re looking to get the whole family out and about.
Winter wildlife watching is a must here, with robins a familiar sight throughout the season. Elsewhere, look for goldcrests around the meadow, firecrests foraging through ivy on the walled garden wall and dippers near the stream.
Round off the visit with a walk up to the West Wood for sea views or stay a little longer for beautiful winter sunsets.