Top winter gardens in the South West

Whilst plants and flowers sleep, other parts of the garden come into their own during winter. Here's a few of the best National Trust gardens in the South West to see over the winter.

Deer at Dyrham Park in Winter

Winter at Dyrham Park

The park and garden are awash with snippets of winter colour and the house is open throughout the winter months to explore.

Visitors walking away from the Rill Garden in Coleton Fishacre in autumn

Winter in the garden

There's a nip in the air and a crunch of leaves underfoot; autumn is waning and winter is arriving. There's still plenty to see during November and December weekends in this sheltered garden, and the sea views are uninterrupted when the leaves are falling.

Two visitors walking the garden at Greenway in the winter, with the river in the backround

Greenway garden in winter

Winter weekends are a great time to explore Greenway garden; there are woodland walks and river views to enjoy during November and December weekends.

Hidcote topiary in winter covered in snow

Winter walks at Hidcote

Hidcote during the winter is a really special time, come along to a wintry walk around the garden or venture further to see festive views of the estate.

Killerton's grade I listed chapel with a blanket of cyclamen, Devon

The garden in winter

The garden at Killerton changes through the seasons, but always has something to offer. Find out more about what to look out for on your visit.

Palladian bridge at Prior Park in frost and sunlight

Things to see in winter

Winter in the garden opens up a new world of life and variety. Find out why it's worth coming to Prior Park in this special season.

A young family looking out across a lake at Stourhead, in the winter

The winter garden at Stourhead

Experience the garden in a new light and wonderful tranquillity this winter.

View of the Fal river from Trelissick main lawn

Trelissick garden and café

There are 12 hectares (30 acres) of garden to explore, with twisting paths leading you through important collections of flowers, together with woodland plants and herbaceous borders that provide year-round colour and interest. Don't forget to pop into the café for a warming brew.