Our 2-for-1 Gardens are filled with interest all year round, even in winter. Join us this month and use your 2-for-1 Gardens entry card to experience the stillness and beauty of deep winter.

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Sheffield Park

Sheffield Park (c) National Trust Images
Sheffield Park. Photo: National Trust Images

Sheffield Park, in East Sussex, is the perfect spot for a walk on a crisp January day. Designed by Capability Brown, the garden comprises four large lakes and 300 acres of Sussex Countryside – so you won’t run out of things to see. The subdued winter palette and bare branches makes the wildlife easy to spot. Look out for bright flashes of kingfishers and other wildlife. Enjoy silver winter light being reflected in the mirror lakes and listen out for the roar and babble of the garden's waterfalls and cascades.

  • Disabled access: Partial access
  • Dogs: Permitted on the lead
  • Single visitor discount: No
  • Refreshments: Hot food and light refreshments

Find out more about Sheffield Park in our 2-for-1 Gardens scheme

Visit the Sheffield Park website for further details


Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey (C) National Trust Images
Anglesey Abbey. Photo: National Trust Images

At Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, the infamous Winter Walk is awash with planting inspiration, from sculptural forms to the coloured cornus that glow in the low winter sun. At Anglesey Abbey, they plant for scent, texture and winter colour. Look out for the feathery seedheads of ornamental grasses and red bark of the Tibetan cherry tree. The garden finishes with a theatrical series of ghostly white silver birch trees.

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  • Disabled access: Full access
  • Dogs: Not permitted
  • Single visitor discount: Yes
  • Refreshments: Hot food and light refreshment

Find out more about Anglesey Abbey in our 2-for-1 Gardens scheme

Visit the Anglesey Abbey website for further details


Wakehurst

Wakehurst,Winter Garden, Jim Holden (c) RBG Kew Gardens
Wakehurst, Winter Garden. Photo: Jim Holden / RBG Kew Gardens

The home to the Millennium Seedbank, Wakehurst, in West Sussex is a perfect winter family day out. When you visit, you will find an abundance of kid-friendly trails as well as play spaces including the Tree Trunk Trek. The huge range of plants in the collection means that each area in the garden – from Himalayan glade to Bog Garden – is like visiting somewhere entirely new. Make sure to visit the Winter Garden, with its tall winter grasses and carpets of cyclamen. Visit at the start of the year to catch a glimpse of the first snowdrops.

  • Disabled access: Partial access
  • Dogs: Permitted on the lead
  • Single visitor discount: No
  • Refreshments: Hot food and light refreshments

Find out more about Wakehurst in our 2-for-1 Gardens scheme

Visit the Wakehurst website for further details


Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey (c) National Trust
Dunham Massey. Photo: National Trust

The medieval deer Park at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, is the perfect spot for a walk on a winter's day. The Georgian house is framed by a moat, reflecting the colours of the season. It is also home to one of the biggest winter gardens in the country. Follow paths through bursts of flowering sarcococca and viburnum as the smell of witch hazel hangs in the air. The paths converge at an enchanting grove of silver birches.

  • Disabled access: Full access
  • Dogs: Permitted on the lead
  • Single visitor discount: No
  • Refreshments: Hot food and light refreshments

Find out more about Dunham Massey in our 2-for-1 Gardens scheme

Visit the Dunham Massey website for further details


Belsay Hall

Belsay Hall, (c) English Heritage Foundation
Belsay Hall. Photo: English Heritage Foundation

Belsay Hall, Northumbria, is a charming mismatch of styles – from the shell of the Grecian-inspired Hall to the Mediaeval castle next door with Jacobean extension. The gardens are also a delight in winter. There is plenty of scent and colour, particularly the bright heather displayers. Winter is also a great time to appreciate the garden's structure – from its series of formal Italianate terraces to the tall Douglas firs. Look out for its winding ravines and quarry garden.

  • Disabled access: Partial access
  • Dogs: Permitted on the lead
  • Single visitor discount: No
  • Refreshments: Hot food and light refreshments

Find out more about Belsay Hall in our 2-for-1 Gardens scheme

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