December at The Weir Garden

The river valley at the Weir

December is the month where nature winds down in the garden. We open on weekends up until the 9 December giving the garden time to breathe and recover during the week before a break over the Christmas holiday. On weekends we celebrate festive outdoor fun with a themed trail and even a visit from Father Christmas

It’s amazing to see how the garden changes throughout the seasons. As we leave autumn behind, with fond memories of golden leaves and plump red berries, the garden looks rather bare but still very beautiful as frost outlines the many features.

It’s cold and a little damp, but a winter walk in the countryside really lifts the sole. Revisit the simple pleasures of spotting your warm, misty breath in front of you and those beautifully delicate cobwebs; natures very own Christmas decorations in the garden.

Various plants provide food for visiting birds
Holly in winter sunlight
Various plants provide food for visiting birds

Nature in the wintertime is quite a magical sight here at The Weir. Birds are easier to spot in their winter plumage and migratory waterfowl can be spotted on the river. The garden is full of tiny holes and crevices; spot a mouse darting across the pathway or a plump rabbit scurrying into its burrow.

A plump robin redbreast
A plump robin in winter
A plump robin redbreast

There’s plenty to see and enjoy when you pay a visit this winter. From quite strolls to natural play we’ve got winter sussed here at The Weir Garden.