Lancashire Times
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12:20 AM 4th December 2021

Walking In A Winter Wonderland: Best Winter Gardens To Visit In The North

Nature lovers across the UK are being encouraged to wrap up warm, grab a hot drink and explore some of the UK’s 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 are offering up their top winter gardens in the North of England.

A spokesman for 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!”

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.

Seaton Deleval Hall, Northumberland
The South East Gardens of this great Hall have been transformed into a walking wonderland for visitors of all ages. Trees, plants and wildlife flourish in this North East based beauty spot and as winter approaches, the garden is filled with bright holly berries and festive foliage.

Sizergh, Cumbria
This Cumbria based Estate offers beautiful garden walks to visitors, with specialised seasonal planting for the winter season. As we enter the colder months, coloured bark, winter berries and bulbs among the vast 1600 acres.

Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire
This is a perfect example of the ‘English’ garden style that was known and loved throughout Europe in the 18th century and is still perfectly preserved in all its beauty today. The vast green areas and river-side walks make this the perfect spot for nature lovers. In winter time, breathtaking views are revealed when the tree cover is sparse. Visitors are invited to look over hidden gems in the distance.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens, North Yorkshire
Established as the outdoor cultural venue for the whole of Sheffield, this beauty spot features vast green areas, a collection of beautiful trees and restored linear glass pavilions. With formal Victorian style bedding displays filled with colourful flowers year round, the Botanical Gardens is the perfect walking spot no matter the weather.

Myerscough College Gardens and Plant World, Lancashire
Set within the lush Lancashire countryside, this is an all weather attraction for nature lovers and families alike. The grounds are separated into the Tropical Zone, Edible Zone, Temperate Zone and the Cacti Zone, each with their own stunning and surprising attractions.

Rivington Pike, Lancashire
Labelled as one of the north of England’s best viewpoints and anchored by a historic tower, this spot offers the perfect picturesque walk this Winter. The Rivington Reservoir was man made between 1852-1857 and appears calm and still in the winter months, meaning it is a lovely place to visit on a relaxed winter day.

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.