The garden in winter

Low light in Beech Allee

Hidcote takes on new atmosphere during the winter. The genius of the design and structure of the garden becomes apparent. To help conserve Hidcote and it's lawns, a winter route around the garden is used. This route takes you on the paths around the garden, invites you to stop and take in the spectacular views through the vistas and leads you through a wooded walk next to the Beech Allee. But what work happens in a the garden over the winter?

Annual lawn care programme

At this time of year it is essential that vital repair to the lawns takes place. As part of an on going cyclical programme many of the lawns will be sectioned off, aerated, scarified, re-seeded and then left to rest for the winter. Maintaining historically significant vistas, which includes lawns, plays a very important role in our care of Hidcote.

The Cedar in morning light
The Cedar in morning light
The Cedar in morning light

Hedge cutting

From August to March the 4.5 miles of hedges at Hidcote get their annual haircut. During this time there will be scaffolding and machinery around areas of the garden. A FAQ board will be situated next to where work is happening if you would like to find out more.

A view over the hedges at Hidcote
A view over the hedges at Hidcote
A view over the hedges at Hidcote

Thank you

All of this work would not be possible without the support of our visitors and members. Every time you stroll around the garden, buy a second hand book, have a cup of tea - we hope accompanied by a piece of cake - or visit one of our shops, it helps fund vital work that keeps Hidcote alive for everyone to enjoy.

Winter pruning on the Lime Arbour
Winter pruning on the Lime Arbour
Winter pruning on the Lime Arbour