Winter in Ham House Garden
Winter is an ideal time to enjoy the structure and form in Ham House Garden, with sunny places to stop and sit, find shelter if needed and to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature around you.
On frosty mornings and quiet winter afternoons, enjoy the garden’s structure and form with views through and over hedges creating a new perspective.
Winter in the Ham House garden
In winter, the historic structure of the garden is shown off. Frosty topiary shapes, designed views and different textures are revealed. Look out for a frieze inspired by the interior of the house, cut into a tall yew hedge. Nearer Christmas we will be running wreath making workshops using Ham-grown and foraged materials.
Only in winter
During winter is the only time that you see the full views through the woodland wilderness to the house, revealing unique perspective. Seek out the blooms of hundreds of Hellebores and notice the first snowdrops and winter aconites appearing while you walk. The Cherry Garden is photogenic at any time of year. In winter, frost makes it even more dramatic, highlighting its symmetry and making the topiary cones and uniform, domed lavenders sparkle.
Preparing for spring
The garden is full of activity with our team of staff and volunteer gardeners preparing for spring. From pruning to new plantings, the work in the garden continues unless it snows. The kitchen garden is poised for action and growth, defined planting rows are mulched and ready. In the sunnier, sheltered areas benches are placed throughout the garden to take in the changing views.