Festive walks at Osterley Park and House

Winter and walking go hand in hand at Osterley. With the formal gardens offering the ever evolving Winter Garden and mile long walk around the Great Meadow, there’s also the 300 acres of parkland to enjoy.

Offering beautiful views of the Osterley’s house from different angles, take one of the wider estate paths and enjoy the vista’s by Robert Adam as they were created and intended to be seen, thanks to restoration by the Osterley Ranger team earlier this year.

Bauble selfie trail

Quite the craze last year following a flurry of pictures featuring the giant baubles on a tree outside the front of house! We’ve popped giant baubles all around the formal garden for you to discover upon your winter walks, and if you look closely, all designed to give you a view of something in their reflections. 

From Osterley house itself to some of Robert Adam’s iconic garden buildings, you’ll find plenty reflected in their shiny colourful faces. And of course, you’ll probably spot yourself too! Why not take a photo and share it with us on our social media pages using the hashtag #baubleselfie. Trust us, it becomes addictive!

Open 10am until dusk, in the Gardens (property closed 25 & 26 December).

Blow away the cobwebs

Enjoy a winter walk around the park and garden this December, when the sun is low in the sky and the trees are strikingly bare. Pop into the Stables Cafe for a takeaway soup or hot drink, perfect for taking the chill off numb fingers.

Start the New Year as you mean to go on; bring the whole family for a walk, take a run around the park or find a quiet spot for a bit of time-out amongst all the hustle and bustle.

The Winter Garden

Winter sees the final bursts of colour from the Ornamental Vegetable Garden, the canary yellow obelisks standing proud amongst the final purple cabbages and chard. Meander through the ever evolving Winter Garden or follow the Long Walk around the Great Meadow for a shaded woodland stroll.

The winter sun throws long shadows on the lawns and the bare trees show off their slender branches against the grey skies. Covered in a thick haw frost, every branch and berry is defined.

Osterley's Winter Garden 

The ever evolving Winter Garden at Osterleey provides bursts of coloured bark, fabulous leaf shapes and seed heads to showcase the architecture found in our gardens at this time of year