If you're looking for snowdrops but want to avoid the crowds, Winkworth is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful seasonal beauty. Thousands of snowdrops pop up in clusters around the Arboretum from early February onwards, or earlier in mild winters.
Laced with frost and dotted with unusual winter blooms, Winkworth Arboretum becomes a secret haven of botanical beauty during the colder months. Wrap up warm and discover 149 acres of understated tranquility in this fascinating wintry woodland.
Get your New Year's resolutions off to a flying start with an invigorating walk around Claremont's historic royal landscape. Say hello to the waterfowl braving the cold, admire the huge eighteenth-century grass amphitheatre, and enjoy a little winter greenery as you pass through corridors of laurel and rhododendron.
Let culture be your new year's resolution this winter and venture out to visit the new rooms and exhibitions open at Polesden Lacey from January to March. Over the border in West Sussex there are special exhibitions from masters like JMW Turner at Petworth to designer Kaffe Fassett at Standen and new commissions of contemporary art at Nymans.
Clear your head this New Year on a winter walk. Why not enjoy classic views across the landscape garden at Claremont or the winding paths and watery reflections at Winkworth Arboretum? Then warm up with a pot of tea and a slice of cake afterwards.