Things to see in winter

Prior Park Landscape Garden is open every weekend through winter for walks around the garden.

Winter is a wonderful time in the garden at Prior Park. The bare trees not only open up views which can be obscured by summer foliage, but also allow good opportunities for bird spotting. As the dams project continues, views over the empty lower lakes from the west path gives glimpses into our largest restoration project yet.

View of Palladian Bridge through winter trees
View of Palladian Bridge through winter trees
View of Palladian Bridge through winter trees

Percy the Park Keeper and his friends will be popping up for a trail for children around the wintry garden this January. This starts on Sat 8 Jan and will run each weekend until Sun 30 Jan.

The garden is surprisingly green throughout the winter, with glossy green laurels and other evergreen trees and shrubs. Soon the first shoots of the new year will start to appear, laying a base for the first flowers of early spring and the initial signs of wild garlic leaves which will eventually carpet the ground.

Prior Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, protecting them throughout the work is essential.
A robin sat in the branch of a tree.
Prior Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, protecting them throughout the work is essential.
Family exploring the garden in winter
Family exploring the garden in winter
Family exploring the garden in winter