Gardens and parks in London

The leaves may have fallen but the views they were hiding have been revealed. On a clear and frosty day at Ham House Garden the Cherry Garden topiary glistens. At Morden Hall Park morning mists hang over the River Wandle while overhead bare branches offer an uninterrupted view of candyfloss skies. Osterley Park's winter garden even has a cool blast of winter colours from the pure white of 'Winter Beauty' clematis to the bright blue of Iris 'Cantab'.

Don’t miss winter in London. Every time you crunch through frosty grass, you help us look after our places throughout the winter months.

Welcome back sign in field

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A mother and daughter walking through a wintery garden at a National Trust site

Ham House and Garden 

Behold the winter beauty of the Cherry Garden, when a light dusting of frost glistens on the geometric shapes of the boxed cotton lavender. Pass by the historic Kitchen Garden and see the herbs and vegetables still growing over winter before warming up with a hot bite to eat in the Orangery Café.

Misty morning on the tree lined avenue at Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park 

Explore the open expanse of Morden Hall Park this winter as bare branches open up vistas along the River Wandle and across the 125 acre former deer park. Look for snowdrops starting to push through in the arboretum or runners persisting with their New Year's resolutions and traversing the park's iconic bridges.

The Walled Garden at Osterley, London

Osterley Park and House 

While the rest of the garden slumbers Osterley's Winter Garden comes to life. There are a range of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials to discover, all with colourful and interesting leaves, bark, stems or flowers. See how their stems brighten in the slow slung winter sun.