The best winter gardens to visit to make you feel like you’re in a wonderland

Nature lovers across the UK are being encouraged to wrap up warm, grab a hot drink and explore some of the best winter beauty spots.

As we move into the frostier months, there are still lots of public gardens across the UK ready to be explored, with some specifically designed to flourish in the winter months.

To help achieve the perfect winter walk, experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk are offering up their top winter gardens across the country.

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge

This Cambridge winter garden was designed specifically for the snowy season, with flowers and plants chosen specifically for their colour, appearance and fragrance during the winter months. With the dedication and work put into creating the perfect garden for a winter walk, this is a must see for all nature lovers.

Belsay Hall Gardens, Northumberland

Owned by garden enthusiasts this gorgeous space has been lovingly and carefully made into a well loved beauty spot, with several formal gardens including a winter garden. As temperatures drop, visitors can enjoy the beauty of three types of snowdrops, yellow-berried hollies and festive red rhododendrons displayed within the winter garden.

Cambo Gardens, Fife

This gorgeous park spans 2.5 acres and dates back to the 1800s. The approach to the park includes creating year-round interest and beauty, meaning the garden is constantly changing with the seasons. The winter garden is bursting with tall silver birch trees and snowdrops.

Dunham Massey Garden, Cheshire

Dunham Massey’s winter garden boasts over 1600 trees, winter shrubs and evergreens, chosen specifically for their resilience and beauty through the winter months. The huge seven acre area is filled with flowers, greenery and wildlife which can be easily spotted by all visitors to the park.

Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff

This beautiful Welsh garden displays lots of life and colour over the winter months, making it a perfect spot for a chilly walk. Nature lovers should head to the arboretum to explore the festive holly berries, winter roses and beautiful red barks.

The Eden Project, Cornwall

Escape the chilly weather and explore the wonders to be seen inside the Eden Project’s famous tropical biomes. With the largest indoor rainforest in the world, tropical plants and botanical garden, this spot is sure to distract from even the coldest of weather and is a must see for adults and children alike.

Flatford Wildlife Garden, Suffolk

Whether looking for a festive winter beauty spot or a place to seek out the best winter wildlife, this Suffolk based garden is a must-see spot. Brimming with flocks of birds and beautiful flowers, the garden is a great place for all ages to enjoy a winter walk.

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Perhaps one of the most widely known arboretums in the UK, this Gloucestershire spot has one of the most impressive tree collections globally and is definitely not the average garden! The park celebrates the festive season through their Enchanted Christmas event, encouraging visitors to wrap up warm and enjoy the beauty of the park.

A spokesman for GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk said: “Those wondering what activities they can do this winter which don’t cost a lot of money, appeal to the whole family and keep everyone active should look at our rundown of some of the UK’s best winter gardens.

“A trip to any of the gardens in our list is sure to bring joy and brighten up even the chilliest days. So grab your biggest coat, fill up a travel mug and get outdoors!”