Gardens and parks in and around West Sussex

Wrap up warm this winter and see our parks and gardens with their structures laid bare. Mists shroud the buildings and frost dusts the tops of trees and hedges. Pick up a hot takeaway drink to keep fingers warm as you enjoy a refreshing walk in these magical landscapes.

From Sheffield Park and Garden to Nymans and Standen, don't miss winter in Sussex.

Every time you crunch through frosty grass, you help us look after our places throughout the winter months.

Welcome back sign in field

Check before you visit 

Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel, to see where is open and where you may need to book, as well as the most up to date information about visiting.

Sheffield Park Cascades winter

Sheffield Park 

The sculptural shapes of bare rhododendron branches frame views of the lakes with mists rising above them in the winter months. There’s still plenty of green in this garden for all seasons. Head down Conifer Walk or spot the giant redwoods for a splash of winter colour.

Nymans winter walk


There's plenty of seasonal colour and scents to enjoy at Nymans with winter-flowering shrubs, including camellias, sweet box, barberry and daphnes.

Standen in Winter


From the first frosts, winter is a colourful time of year in the garden at Standen. Discover winter flowering plants, sculptural trees and bushes and crisp frosty walks through woodland on the estate.

The West front of Petworth House and the ha-ha in the grounds in November, West Sussex


Enjoy a crisp winter walk with family and friends this festive season. Come on a festive walk and explore the 700 acre parkland landscaped by Capability Brown with a downloadable walk revealing the ancient trees or the views that inspired JMW Turner.

Autumn highlights