The garden now opens on weekends over winter. Discover the shape, design and structure of this iconic garden revealed. The colder season is also perfect for a quiet walk around the wider frosty estate. Time for woodland wanders with the sun shining through bare trees. Keep an eye out for clumps of snowdrops dotted around the woodland floor and garden.
The garden at Chartwell is a feast for the eyes year-round. In the colder months, admire the winter border, wander the orchard and circle the lakes. Depending on the season, snowdrops may peak through from late February.
The much-photographed views at Scotney Castle look magical with a dusting of frost and a swirl of mist snaking around them. Flashes of colour come from the red and orange whips of dogwood and purple patches of heather. Look out for colourful bark set against bare earth all around the garden.
The structure of the clipped yew hedges and avenue of pleached limes look crisp and angular with a frosty layer topping them. Bursts of colour can be found in the borders with Hellebores stealing the show. Evergreen shrubs continue to keep the garden looking green and fresh even through the darker winter months. Look out for clumps of snowdrops as you stroll around.
With wintry mists and frosty mornings, the garden and estate at Ightham is beautiful this time of year. Pick up a leaflet from Visitor Reception to follow the trails. You might spy our green-fingered garden team at work with tree surveys or bursts of white snowdrops as you wander round.
Do you want to walk along cliff tops and view the English Channel? Or climb hills for stunning views across the countryside? There's something for everyone to enjoy in the coast and countryside sites we look after in Kent.