Winter at Osterley

Enjoy frosty mornings on the long walk or taking in the open vistas across the garden and park. Warm up with a hot chocolate or a freshly baked pasty from the Stables Café.

Winter is a great time to varied landscapes at Osterley Park and House. The trees no longer covered with leaves, open up the original vistas of the House across Middle Lake as planned by Robert Adam. Watch out for the seasonal bulbs such as snowdrops blooming across the site.  

Mrs Child's Flower Garden at Osterley, London

Osterley's Winter Garden

We have been developing the winter garden which is now a sight to behold while the rest of the garden slumbers. We have planted many varieties of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and bulbs - all of which have colourful or interesting leaves, bark, stems or flowers in the winter months, which are at their best when light levels are low and when the sun’s low angle lights up their bright stems. Be sure not to miss the new garden House display, housed in our Grade 1 listed, Adam designed orangery.

An old book in a display case showing an artistic depiction of a grey bird with long tail feathers

My Treasure of Osterley

An exhibition celebrating all there is to love and cherish about Osterley, curated using the responses of visitors, volunteers and supporters when asked ‘what is your Treasure of Osterley?'.

Three people with take-away hot drinks for Christmas

Winter warmers

We’ll be serving seasonal food, including speciality hot drinks and stews made with locally grown produce. Enjoy a luxury hot chocolate to warm up, or try our one-pot for lunch. Dogs are welcome in the café, so pop in to warm up after your walk.

Woman helps little boy carry large log for den building in Osterley's woodland

Family activities at Osterley

From bird watching to den building, there's something for all ages to enjoy at Osterley Park

Enjoy the freedom of running at Osterley

Osterley parkrun

Start your weekend with a scenic 5km run around the estate with Osterley parkrun. As with all parkruns, Osterley park run is open to all abilities; don't forget to register and bring your barcode.

Visitors walking a dog across the lawn at Osterley Park, Isleworth

Osterley Park and House

Choose from lots of different routes through the park, with lengths to suit dogs of all shapes and sizes, whether you're in need of a stroll or a good long trek. The Stables Cafe is open every day from 10am-5pm and serves breakfast from 10am to 11.30am, just in time to round off your morning walk. Dogs are allowed off-lead within the designated area on the front lawn and should be on a lead elsewhere in the park.

A display table in Osterley Shop

Shopping at Osterley

From woolly hats to traditional kids’ toys, gin to local honey and eco-friendly cleaning products, buy a gift for someone you love or just treat yourself. If you’re looking for reading material to see you through the long dark evenings you can head across to our Second-Hand Bookshop. We’ve got books in a variety of genres, and all the money raised goes right back into keeping Osterley looking special.