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Winter (mid December to mid March)

Winter may seem a strange time to visit a garden, with many of the plants and trees losing their foliage. However, there is still an amazing range of colours to be had in the berries and fallen leaves; and it is an excellent time to peruse the landscapes in their more naked form. Here are some of the sights to be seen in winter and where to go to see them.

Castle Fraser Walled Garden Frosted leaves at Leith Hall House of Dun South Terrace
Inverewe Walled Garden Tree silhouettes at Castle Fraser The Terrace Garden, Haddo House

Holly festival

Drum Castle

Snowdrops

Greenbank Garden, House of Dun, House of the Binns

Yew topiary

Crathes Castle, Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse, Malleny Garden