With the bedding change over completed the Gardens are now all ready for the Christmas season. With traditional real pine Christmas trees decorated with thousands of gold lights, contrasting the new contemporary Light exhibition by Bruce Munro, there is plenty to see in the Gardens.
So wrap up warm and make the most of the darker winter nights. As the day turns to dusk, follow the winter light trail around the garden.
A visit to the Gardens wouldn't be complete without seeing our working Aviary, created by Baron Ferdinand in the late 19th Century.
To make it easier to navigate around the Gardens, download a copy of our Gardens map in advance of your visit.
With acres of landscaped grounds to explore, there are plenty of delights to discover and adventures to be had - at every twist and turn.
Seasons in the Garden
Winter is a beautiful time of year, when the bare trees get covered in frost and snow and provide a magical feel to the gardens.
Spring is here. The days are lighter and brighter and the bulbs are starting to push their way up through the ground.
Bedding changeover. Bluebells and lilies-of-the-valley are in full flower. Our stunning three dimensional giant carpet bedding birds appear by the Aviary.
The rose garden is in full bloom and a delightful place to sit and relax.
Our Green Policy
From peat-free compost to recycling rubbish, being environmentally friendly in the Gardens is very important to us.
Our Gardens are home to all types of wildlife and through the seasons you'll get to see many different animals, birds, insects and bugs. Visit the Aviary and learn about our conservational breeding program. Or try out our new woodland walk along Miss Alice's Drive where you can hunt for bugs, balance on stepping stones and take a look at the bird houses we've put up.
Do you love gardening? Have you got some time to spare? Then why not volunteer to become part of our team of gardening gurus…and help the gardens continue to bloom and look beautiful year round.