January: Winter Gardens

Jude’s new challenge has begun, and much as I’ll miss her bench challenge, garden photography is something I love. The theme for January is Winter Gardens, not the easiest when so much is dormant in damp, grey England. She doesn’t mind if we use photos from our archives and luckily I have a few from a visit to Rosemoor a few years ago.


Every winter they have a sculpture exhibition with fascinating pieces displayed throughout the garden, Jude if you’ve never been in winter I recommend it.


Interesting bark like the Acer Griseum in the first photo, and bright golden bamboo adds an extra element when flowers are scarce.

Brightly coloured conifer is a bonus too.


Silver birch always glow beautifully, especially when planted in groups.


Rosemoor is an RHS garden, so of course they know what they’re doing, and good hard landscaping stands out in winter.


This summerhouse is a nice spot, for a bit of a sit down.


Aren’t these doves a delight, perfectly placed, they could almost be real.


This isn’t the first time I’ve posted about Rosemoor in Winter, but in case you’ve known me a long time, I’ve used different photos.

16 thoughts on “January: Winter Gardens

  1. That bird almost flew off the page at me, Gilly 🙂 🙂 Love the bright conifer and the bamboo shots too!
    Hope your first week ‘back’ isn’t too painful. Sending hugs!

  2. What lovely colours you have captured. Silver Birch is a real favourite of mine, such an elegant tree. And those doves are so lifelike I can almost hear them cooing. This is going to be a good series Jude has set up for us.

  3. It is amazing how much colour these RHS gardens manage to get into their winter planting. The golden bamboo and the silver birch are lovely as is their cornus and of course all the grasses they plant. Thank you for taking me back to Rosemoor, I certainly will be popping up there for a visit or two I hope! Thanks for joining in Gilly 🙂

  4. Gorgeous sculptures and what a beautiful garden Gilly! Love the pavewalk. Those doves really do look real. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this lovely walk and your stunning photos. ♥

  5. Glad for the challenge, these photos saw the light of day. Very nice that you put it out for us to see. These are delightful. I’m actually surprised you didn’t posted on your other post.

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