A winter garden

Whether you have a garden, terrace or small city balcony, follow our tips to create the perfect outdoor winter space

Even in the depths of winter there is still plenty to see, hear, smell and do outdoors. As we all know, gardening is good for the mind, body and soul. Follow these fun DIYs and helpful tips to make the most of your garden, patio, terrace and balcony all through the coldest months of the year.

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You may not think it, but winter can also be a petal-filled season if you choose your plants carefuly. We've created a list of plants such as Hellebore and Mahonia who choose to put on a show with their flowers in the coldest monts of the year. Read on to find the best winter flowering plants.


While you're spending time potting out new plants in your garden, make sure you're giving the right attention to those already bedded down. Discover everything you need to know about caring for garden plants in winter with our handy guide.


Try making these DIY botanical tea light holders, which will create a beautiful atmospheric backdrop to your winter bonfire gathering. For soft, plant-based cosiness, accessorise your outdoor area with in-season mini spruce trees.


We have even more beautiful images in store for you elsewhere on the internet. You can find all sorts of winter inspiration on our Pinterest board and Instagram. Don't forget to share snaps of your very own outdoor winter wonderlands on social media with #thejoyofplants.