Winter at Dyrham Park

Dyrham's garden and parkland are ever-changing through late autumn and winter.

It's a great place to witness the changing seasons and in the winter months you can watch the house glisten in the frost and see bright bursts of colour in the garden.

A winter garden

The garden offers a spectacular scene in winter with sniffs of colour peeking out through the winter trees. It's a great time to spot birds on the bare branches with black caps, red wings, goldcrests, robins and long-tailed tits regularly seen.

Take a wander through the crisp grasses in the perry pear orchard, with Christmas card scenes as you look towards St Peter’s Church and follow the Serpentine path alongside the ponds back towards the courtyard garden.

Winter walks

Although the parkland is partially closed until February 22, you can walk along the path through it to get to the garden where there are guided tours most days. 

Please note: We do not allow dogs on site, other than assistance dogs, but they are welcome in the dog walking area next to the car park.

Your visit

You no longer need to book to visit Dyrham Park. We are running electric mobility vehicles between the carpark and garden/house from 11am to 4pm for those who otherwise wouldn't be able to manage the steep hill. The service is run by volunteers and subject to availability.

Please note: the main house is now closed until early April while planned conservation and decorative work takes place. The new exhibition and basement, which includes the second-hand bookshop, Great Kitchen and dairy, will remain open during this period.

Food and drink

You can refuel at the tea-room where there's a range of snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. The tea garden kiosk will also be open at busier times, subject to staffing levels.


The National Trust shop is stocked with goodies ranging from beautiful gifts to foods, cards, calendars, gardening equipment, children's toys and games, plants and lots of books.

From February 19 2022, Dyrham Park is open from 10am until 5pm daily (last entry 4pm).