Freezing weather hits world-famous gardens

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Snow and freezing temperatures have led to the closure of world famous gardens at Wakehurst, Ardingly - the country arm of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew - this week.

But the gardens’ National Trust owners hope that the gardens will re-open to the public tomorrow.

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However a spokesman urged people to check the Wakehurst website - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wakehurst - before visiting.

Meanwhile, these photos of Wakehurst’s winter wonderland were taken by Maud Verstappen of the gardens’ horticultural team.

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