Magical Winter Garden Illuminations

See the garden as you've never seen it before as part of our magical Glow Garden Illuminations.  See the Winter Garden lit by innovative, constantly colour-changing lights, creating spectacular effects. 


Sculpture in the garden

The annual Winter Sculpture Exhibition adds interest to our garden at this time of year. Pick up a trail and see how many sculptures you can discover; most are available for sale. 


Striking bark in the Winter Garden

Interesting bark and stems are an asset in the winter garden. Prunus serrula has smooth, coppery bark, while birches stand out for their ghostly white trunks. 


Brussels sprouts in the fruit and vegetable garden

Brussels sprouts stand tall in the Fruit & Vegetable Garden. Our award-winning Garden Kitchen restaurant uses fresh produce from the garden to create its dishes. Why not round off your visit with a delicious, warming lunch?


Visitors looking at bright winter stems

Visitors enjoying the aptly named Cornus sanguinea 'Winter Beauty' in the Winter Garden. This is under planted with charming Eranthis hyemalis AGM (winter aconite) with bright yellow cups surrounded with a ruff of leafy bracts.



Hamamelis by the lake

The lake is a lovely backdrop to the spidery red flowers of Hamamelis mollis 'Coombe Wood'. The glassy surface of the cold water reflects the surrounding trees and coloured stems of Salix and Cornus.

The Cottage Garden in winter

Plants on the cottage garden wall sparkle with frost. There is still plenty of structure in this garden during winter with upright Viburnum, the rounded form of Cistus and Potentilla and the branch patterns of large trees against the sky as a backdrop.


Woman looking at holly berries

Explore our holly trail, launched in December 2015 to help visitors explore the huge diversity of the genus Ilex. There is more to hollies than you might think; leaves can be prickly or smooth; variegated or plain; round or long, tiny or large and berries can be red, yellow, orange, white or black. 


Camellias in the Woodland Garden

Dainty pink camellias in the Woodland Garden are a welcome reminder that spring is on the way. More camellias can be found throughout Rosemoor but especially in the Winter Garden and Stone garden. Hard frosts or snow do not generally last very long at Rosemoor and these tree ferns escape the worst by being on a slope allowing the cold to roll away. They are also protected by the other plants around them. 


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