Winter at Winkworth Arboretum

An empty bench by the lakeside in winter at Winkworth Arboretum

Laced with frost and dotted with unusual winter blooms, Winkworth Arboretum becomes a secret haven of botanical beauty during the colder months. Wrap up warm and discover 149 acres of understated tranquility in this fascinating wintry woodland.


Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey
Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey
Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

The Winter Garden

Just a stone's throw from the kiosk, the Winter Garden is a joy to wander through during the colder months. This bright corner of the Arboretum banishes the doom and gloom of winter with a myriad of colourful, scented flowers - and that's before the daffodils and snowdrops arrive.

Winter wonders

Mahonia in the Winter Garden at Winkworth Arboretum


Bright yellow flowers bring a cheerful burst of colour in early winter.

A close-up of flowering yellow witch hazel at Winkworth Arboretum

Witch hazel

The dishmop-like flowers of witch hazel are a pretty midwinter curiosity.

A close-up of a camellia at Winkworth Arboretum


A rainbow of camellias keep the garden in bloom from late winter till spring.

Rowe's Flashe Lake

Winkworth is seldom more atmospheric than on a wintry day down at the Boathouse. Take a moment (or four) at this beautiful viewpoint and let the calm stillness of Rowe's Flashe Lake soothe your spirits.

Take a breath of fresh air on the boathouse balcony
Rowe's Flashe Lake on a winter's day
Take a breath of fresh air on the boathouse balcony

The Tree Adventure 

If you've got little ones with you, they'll love exploring our Tree Adventure, featuring a rope tunnel, firemen's pole and even a climbing wall. 

The tea-room

After your visit, warm up with a cup of tea in the cosy Arbor tea-room, serving hot food, drinks and homemade cakes with locally-sourced ingredients.