Montacute's winter garden
Don’t dismiss the garden at Montacute in the winter – the formal topiary, wobbly hedges and intricate balustrades cast fantastic shadows in the low winter sunshine.
And then there is the frost - especially a hoar frost. Hedges, spent flower heads and spiders' webs take on a magical crystallised appearance, sparkling in the sunshine and making fantastic photos.
If it is safe to make your way to us in the snow, you will be richly rewarded - it is particularly wonderful to see the wibbly wobbly hedges covered in white.
There is still plenty going on in the garden over the winter as well. Edges and pathways are being repaired, and there is lots of winter pruning; from delicate secateur work on roses and wisteria, to the more drastic work involving chainsaws on the laurels on the West Drive.
The garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 4pm over the winter.