This month, why not use your 2-for-1 Gardens entry card to spot some of the most exciting wildlife the UK has to offer in late winter. Wrap up warm, grab your2-for-1 Gardens card, maybe even some binoculars and head out to one of these gardens for a full day out.
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Home to Scotland’s bat reserve, Threave, near Galloway is teeming with winter wildlife. Look out for red squirrels in the woodland or catch a glimpse of the visiting geese. Peregrine falcons can also be spotted in the grounds, perching on the castle ruins. However, the real stars of the show are the breeding ospreys who begin visiting in March, following a long flight over from Africa.
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Visit the Threave website for further details.Clumber Park
Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, is a wonderful place to spot ducks, geese and swans. The serpentine lake is home to woodpeckers and birds of prey. If you’d like to escape the chills of winter, you can visit the 140m greenhouse, the largest of any National Trust property, inside the walled kitchen garden. The allied garden is also home to an impressive apple and rhubarb collection, the first shoots of which will be arriving any day now.
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Visit the Clumber Park website for further details.Inverewe
Inverewe, Wester Ross, is a horticultural marvel, carved intoRead more on gardenersworld.com