29 January 2020
In Pictures: Winter wonder at Wakehurst
Journey through our beautiful winter landscape with this stunning seasonal photography.
The Winter Garden
Purple Cyclamen and white snowdrops (Galanthus) add a dazzling pop of colour to the garden.
Swathes of the beautiful flowers make a colourful carpet alongside the twisting garden path.
Wandering into the Winter Garden, you might smell the delicious perfume of the witch hazel (Hamamelis) before you see its vibrant yellow flowers and dainty ribbon-like petals.
Siberian dogwood (Cornus alba 'Sibirica') ignites the landscape with its fiery red tones and contrasts to the neutral shades found elsewhere in the gardens during wintertime.
Spicy scents, blooming flowers and bright tree barks are all highlights of our Winter Garden, along with its stunning winter-flowering heathers.
Venture down to the Himalayan Glade to witness its wild and dramatic terrain. You might also meet one of our pheasant visitors.
Here, you'll see the spectrum of green shades of our wild collected plants arranged by country.
Enjoy the views of the deep valleys and high ridges, magnificently exposed in the winter season.
Along the way you'll see a wonderful and wild collection of plant species, from rhododendrons and magnolias to maples (Acer), alders (Alnus) and oaks (Quercus).
During this chilly time of year, the colourful trunks of our National Collection of birches (Betula) glow in the low sunlight, from deep brown to silvery white.
Don't miss the layers of peeling birch bark, which expose the smooth inner bark underneath.
Visit Wakehurst to experience this winter wonder for yourself.