Bodnant Garden, near Colwyn Bay
For beautiful winter borders
Nestled beneath the white-capped peaks of Snowdonia, Bodnant lights up in winter, when the low sun shimmers on the waterfall, rhododendrons show off their earliest purple blooms and berries add flashes of scarlet to the landscape. Wander along the path through the thoughtfully designed Winter Garden, where borders burst with colour and scent. Flowering bulbs in beds mark the way – miniature daffodils peek out from as early as December, followed by cyclamen, scilla, iris and many varieties of snowdrops in the New Year. Don’t miss the famous waterfall bridge in full flow, beneath the canopy of towering evergreen trees.
Don’t miss The magnificent Champion Tree (False Holly), with its scent and white winter flowers. At an impressive 8m high, it’s the tallest of its kind in the British Isles.
Admission £8 (free to National Trust members), nationaltrust.org.uk
Anglesey Abbey Gardens, Cambridgeshire
A delight for the senses
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Wild walks in WILTSHIRE
Whether roaming across rare wildlife havens or rambling among ancient, sacred stone sculptures, you’re spoilt for choice
‘I'm delighted my daughter is now in NEIGHBOURS!'
Jason Donovan opens up about family life, and why he’s proud to be one of the few over-50s taking part in Dancing on Ice
There’s room for the nation’s favourite in every garden, big or small, and now’s a great time to plant them
It started with only one lost dog in the woods...
Create this pretty patterned tablecloth with a homemade stamp
End of THE LINE
Dazzling, handsome James was on the other side of the platform – and I couldn’t even look him in the eye
A fresh START
Three women reveal why they swapped their conventional day jobs for a new and exciting career
Is It A Cold... Or Covid?
Is your cough just a harmless winter bug? Or is it something more serious? Here’s what to watch for and what to do
Simple steps to control ANXIETY
Worried about how much you worry? Use these easy expert breathing and meditation techniques for a calmer, happier life
‘I'm pleased that summer is just a distant memory'
This week’s columnist: Arthur Smith
GOOGLE BUYS $450M STAKE IN ADT TO GIVE NEST A NEW PERCH
Google is paying $450 million for a nearly 7% stake in longtime home and business security provider ADT Inc., a deal that will open new opportunities for one of the internet’s most powerful companies to extend the reach of its Nest cameras and voice-activated voice assistant.
New Products LAUNCHED IN INTERNATIONAL MARKET
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
The call of the Wild Wire
CATCH OF THE DAY
Mike Harris shows you how to convey motion in a still image by stitching together a sequence of images captured in burst mode
Smart-clean your home to STOP CORONAVIRUS
With a little expert know-how you can keep your house safer from viruses like Covid-19
NUKEPROOF MEGA 290C FACTORY
The new Mega 29 range gets a travel boost, carbon models and Sam Hill-honed geometry
Peta Bee looks at some of the latest sports nutrition advice – and finds a host of store cupboard essentials can help boost your performance
A round up of travel accessories designed to make your trips smoother and smarter
Straight To The Point
Are these the best-pointed pellets ever produced? The Ed seems to think they are!
Perfect Timing By Sidorova
SIDOROVA SAVES HER BEST UNTIL LAST TO DEFEAT MORRIS, WHILE STEFANIDI TAKES BRONZE AS BRADSHAW GETS FOURTH