This winter, Prior Park Landscape Garden in Bath is open on weekends for those who want to enjoy a beautiful walk and wonderful scenery before or after the busy festive period. The weekend winter openings allow visitors to see the garden whilst it’s changing visibly as it enters a new season and there will also be a winter trail to keep the kids entertained.
The tea kiosk will be open on weekends throughout November and December, offering hot drinks, soups and snacks. There will be a cosy chiminea to welcome visitors to warm up next to in the seating area near to the lakes, and blankets to borrow for those that are still feeling the cold.
For those that fancy a warming walk, why not join one of our free guided walks this winter. We have our City to Garden Winter walk on Saturday 15th December, which takes in local history and beautiful views, please meet outside Bath Abbey at 10am; the walk lasts around two hours. For those that fancy a bit more of a challenge, we also have our City to Countryside Winter walk on Saturday 22nd December, which covers the six-mile Bath Skyline walk, from 10am – 2pm, again meeting outside Bath Abbey. Please do bring a packed lunch for this longer walk. There is no need to book for these walks, simply turn up and enjoy.
Visitor Experience Manager, Katy Smith says: “The garden is quite magical at this time of year, from the autumn hues to the wintry wonderland. For the first time we have the tea kiosk open in the winter, a perfect stop half way around the garden for a warming cup of tea or soup, these are amongst many of the delicacies on offer. As an extra winter warmer help yourself to a blanket or choose a seat near to the chiminea, then complete your walk taking in the beautiful landscape”.
Prior Park is an 18th-century landscape garden, formally owned by Ralph Allen, which has been brought back to life by the National Trust. It offers amazing views of Bath from the Skyline but also boasts the Palladian Bridge across the lakes, one of only four in the world. It offers visitors a tranquil setting to escape to and enjoy.
The garden opens at 10am and visitors can enjoy the garden all day, until dusk.