Winter gardens and parks in London

Catch a glimpse of the colour starting to peek through in our parks and gardens across London this winter. See how a five year project to establish a Winter Garden at Osterley Park and House is shaping up, or seek out a thousand new snowdrops in the Community Garden at Rainham Hall.

Winter birds are regular visitors at the urban oasis of Morden Hall Park and our gardeners are keeping busy at our smaller London properties. When you come to visit our parks and gardens this winter you keep them looking great all year round.

Misty morning on the tree lined avenue at Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park 

Explore the open expanse of Morden Hall Park this winter as bare branches open up vistas along the River Wandle and across the 125 acre former deer park. Look for snowdrops starting to push through in the arboretum or runners persisting with their New Year's resolutions and traversing the park's iconic bridges.

A mother and daughter walking through a wintery garden at a National Trust site

Ham House and Garden 

Behold the winter beauty of the Cherry Garden, when a light dusting of frost glistens on the geometric shapes of the boxed cotton lavender. Pass by the historic Kitchen Garden and see the herbs and vegetables still growing over winter before warming up with a hot bite to eat in the Orangery Café.

The Walled Garden at Osterley, London

Osterley Park and House 

While the rest of the garden slumbers Osterley's Winter Garden comes to life. There are a range of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials to discover, all with colourful and interesting leaves, bark, stems or flowers. See how their stems brighten in the slow slung winter sun.

Gardens in the frost

Rainham Hall 

See a thousand new snowdrops begin to burst through in Rainham Hall's Community Garden this winter before wandering through the gardens distinctive areas. There's also the chance to get hands-on with a Community Gardening session on 12 January.