Highlights of the winter garden at Hardwick

Low winter sun and misty mornings give the gardens at winter a new inviting atmosphere. Discover some of the highlights of the winter garden at Hardwick.

The herb garden

While most plants lie dormant, some plants in the herb garden take on a beautiful wintry look during the colder months. See the spiky teasel standing proud or the sage covered in frost.

Winter herb garden at Hardwick
Winter herb garden at Hardwick
Winter herb garden at Hardwick
Fog in the winter garden at Hardwick

A wintry atmosphere in the fog

In the winter months, low level fog gives the Hall and the statues a new atmosphere that has to be seen to be believed. There's nothing quite like a meander amongst the gardens seeing a shadow of the Hall through the white mist.

Winter teasel at Hardwick
Winter teasel at Hardwick
Winter teasel at Hardwick

Little gems of snowdrops

A pure delight each year is seeing the snowdrops burst from beneath the frozen soil. We have lots of beautiful snowdrops at Hardwick from December onwards.

Clusters of snowdrops can be found beneath the yews in the gardens at Hardwick
Clusters of snowdrops in the gardens at Hardwick, Derbyshire
Clusters of snowdrops can be found beneath the yews in the gardens at Hardwick