Gardens and Parks in London

Escape from your hectic everyday life for a calm walk through beautiful frosty landscapes this winter. Dig out your warmest coat and wander through the gardens and parks at Ham House, Osterley Park and House, Morden Hall Park, Runnymede and Rainham Hall. Every visit helps us care for these special landscapes for years to come.

Snowdrops in bloom

Snowdrops in London

Snowdrops are a much needed sign of spring during chilly winter days, adding a glimmer of colour to pared back gardens. You’ll find them tucked away under acacia trees in formal garden at Ham House and peeking out beneath the trees at Runnymede. Osterley’s snowdrops are scattered across the whole garden. They started from just two clumps which were found in the Great Meadow and have gone from strength to strength ever since.

Ham House and Garde, South Terrace in winter

Ham House and Garden

Savour the winter scenery as you saunter through Ham House and Garden. See how the Cherry Garden gleams after a light dusting of frost and warm up with a seasonal snack at the Orangery cafe.

Man walking dog in winter at Morden Hall Park. Low sun and bare branches.

Morden Hall Park

Peaceful frosty mornings in the park are the perfect antidote to a busy day in south London. Explore the wide open spaces of the South Park or head to the wetlands to spot winter birds before warming up with hot drinks from the Potting Shed café.

River Thames at Runnymede winter view

Runnymede

Blow away the cobwebs with a bracing walk through the meadows at Runnymede this winter. The Magna Carta tea-room will be on hand with hot drinks to warm up chilly hands. Snowdrops arrive in late January, tucked away under the trees in Coopers Hill Woods, an early sign of spring on the horizon.

Snowy winter scene in the garden at Osterley Park, Middlesex, showing a path with a garden seat under a hedge.

Osterley Park and House

The ever-evolving Winter Garden at Osterley provides bursts of coloured bark, fabulous leaf shapes and seed heads to spot, with snowdrops appearing during the early months of the year too. Perfect for a winter adventure with the family.

A view of the exterior of Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall

The garden at Rainham Hall is a continuous community project featuring a wildlife-friendly woodland and several natural play features for children too. In winter as the trees turn bare the low winter sun opens up beautiful views towards the house. And if you’re visiting in late January you’ll spot small patches of snowdrops bringing a welcome splash of bright white colour to the garden. If you'd like to visit the house too, please book your ticktes via their website.

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