A garden for all seasons at Peckover House in Wisbech

Peckover House winter opening

Peckover House winter opening - Credit: Archant

We may still be in the depths of winter, but early promises of a new season are already beginning to show in the garden at Peckover House in Wisbech.

As the garden of the National Trust house opens its gates for the winter season, visitors will be able to enjoy its flower beds and pathways in one of the garden’s quieter moods.

“Even in January and February the garden has its delights,” said gardener-in-charge Allison Napier, “with winter box, winter flowering honeysuckle and a host of early bulbs making an appearance.”

The tranquil atmosphere of this time of year, before snowdrops and winter aconites make way for the bolder colours of spring, always feels special at Peckover. A peaceful stroll in the garden can be followed by hot drinks and soup, which are available in the Reed Barn tea room.

There are also free conservation tours in the house, for which booking is advisable due to limited space. The tours give an interesting insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes each winter.

The garden will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only, from January 16 to February 21, noon to last admission at 3.30pm.

There will be one conservation tour daily at 2pm. For tour booking and for further information, please telephone Peckover House on 01945 583463.

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