The Winter Garden and some Spring delights

The Winter Garden at Wakehurst Place is at it’s peak seasonal interest at the moment. Bursting with 33,000 plants, it has some really beautiful areas to inspire those who love gardens and gardening. Beautifully designed, accessible and with some great landscaping this is a perfect place for a weekend trip. Bold curved benches provide a great place to pause and reflect, gravel pathways lead you to the different areas while the heady smell of Daphne fills the air. One year on from our last visit, the garden has filled out very nicely and we highly recommend a visit while it’s looking so great.

Other Sussex Winter Gardens to explore:

There are many wonderful Sussex Winter gardens and landscapes to inspire you and get you out and about on these beautiful bracing cold days. See below some other lovely Winter Gardens to visit in Sussex. You can also link to our blog here which talks in more depth about Nyman’s and Batemans, both listed below.

Nymans Gardens, East Sussex

Nyman’s offer lovely guided Winter walks around the garden and also around their surrounding woodland. You can also, of course discover it all by yourselves. See details here.

They also offer top tips about where to spot their beautiful snow drops (Catch them while you can!)

A National Trust Garden and an RHS partner garden.

Batemans Gardens, East Sussex

This garden is full of gorgeous structural interest and a great location from which to go on some lovely Winter walks. It was also the home of Rudyard Kipling.

A National Trust Garden

Sheffield Park and Garden , East Sussex

We love Sheffield park with it’s beautiful water, epic and huge trees. A real family favourite when our little ones were smaller.

They have a great link for their wintery walks. The garden has so much to explore and discover.

A National Trust Garden and an RHS partner garden.

Winter Gardens further afield:

To explore other gardens in Sussex and of course further a field there are some fantastic ways to discover gardens local to you. Try searching National Trust Gardens to find some incredibly diverse gardens all over the country. Find where the beautiful RHS Gardens are as they have gardens designed for all the seasons, packed full of horticultural inspiration. They also run the wonderful RHS Partner Gardens scheme which if you are already an RHS member means you can often get in for free during certain periods of the year.

There are also some brilliant gardens listed on the National Open Garden Scheme. I love that there is a whole section dedicated to Snowdrop gardens. Check out their snowdrop garden link here.

Spring is in the air and a local Spring Garden Show not to miss:

Spring is nearly upon us and I can’t wait to start seeing the Spring bulbs bursting into life, a time of hope and new beginnings. I am signing off with a date for your diary:

The Garden Show at Firle is on from the 17th-19th April this year. A really wonderful Spring Garden Show and a rare opportunity to see one of my favourite gardens, The Firle Place Herb Garden. See my blog about this show and the garden here.

While I’m planning what I’m going to blog about next, the Landscaper in this duo is already very busy building beautiful gardens for the Garden Designers and clients we work with. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss your garden with us.

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