Longstock Park Water Garden in winter is a beautiful and peaceful setting. The garden is stripped back bare and the icicles hang low. This time of the year provides the perfect opportunity to study the garden's complex topography.

It is a chance to see the original works of John Spedan Lewis, looking at the tiny islands and connecting bridges, admiring the many reflections.

On the coldest nights the lake freezes over and frames the bare trees, casting reflections in the deep waters slowly, awaiting spring.