Christmas Gardens
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Recommended Gardens To Visit This Christmas

More and more gardens across the country are opening at Christmas. Most offer light shows, walks and at several Christmas markets. A personal favourite is Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire where part of the house is also opened, beautifully decorated for the festive season.

Wyevale Garden Centres have selected 15 to visit so there is sure to be one not too far from you.

Wyevale’s 15 Christmas Gardens

Kew Gardens

Over one million lights and a 2km illuminated walkway

Chelsea Physic Garden

Christmas Fare with over 100 stalls

RHS Garden Wisley

The annual fare (21-25 Nov.) has over 200 stalls many offering unusual gifts, not your typical High Street offers. From Dec. 1 to Jan 2, 2019, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the light show starts at From 4:00 pm.

Beaulieu, Hampshire

The lights trail is new this year, there are various othe events including a fare

Bedgebury National Pinetum, Kent

The Forestry Commission are offering a festive illuminated journey through an illuminated pine forest trail

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Take a walk along the treetop walkway

Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff

Christmas trails and Carol Concerts

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Illuminated Christmas trails and a Christmas market

National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Various events, including a fare, carol concert, candlelit woods and childrens party

Erddig, Wrexham

The Erddig Christmas Toybox Trail is back from 1 December, bringing childhood favourites to a whole new scale

Harlow Carr, North Yorkshire

Christmas Glow trail and Winter walks at the RHS’s Yorkshire base

Fountains Abbey/Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

Nativity trail, music and lights event and a 1930s Christmas at Fountains Hall

Muncaster Castle Gardens, Cumbria

Escape the Christmas crowds in their 77 acres

Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Christmas light shows, ice skating and a lantern parade

Edinburgh Botanic Gardens

See what you can do with over one million lights

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