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Days out with snowdrops~


By Arlene


The Daily Telegraph has a good list of places to see Snowdrops anad a good offer for them’ in the green"
3, 6 & 10 February

Guided snowdrop walks, 10.30am-12noon, Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston, Cheshire. Entry £4 adult plus admission to Gardens. Pre-booking essential (0151 353 0123;

7 Feb

Garden open for NGS (also 11&14 Feb), 11am-4pm, Mitchmere Farm, Stoughton, Sussex. Coloured stems, catkins, drifts of special snowdrops and crocuses. Entry £3, children free (02392 631456;

7 Feb

Garden open (also 28 Feb), 11am-4pm, The Beeches, Tuxford, Newark, Notts. One acre garden, 250 different named snowdrops, daphnes, hamamelis and winter-flowering cherries. Entry £3; refreshments, plant sales (01777 870828;

9-11 Feb

Open garden for snowdrops and hellebores, 11am-4pm, Pembury House Garden, Clayton, W. Sussex. Entry £3.50 adults. Refreshments, homemade preserves and plants for sale (01273 842805;

11 Feb

Private tour of snowdrop walk and arboretum, 10.30am, The Place for Plants, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Tickets £7.95 RHS members, £9.95 non members (01206 299224;

13&14 Feb

Snowdrop days (also 20&21 Feb), 11am-5pm, Evenley Wood Garden, Evenley, Northants. About 80 named varieties of snowdrop, early daffodils, hellebores and snowflakes. Refreshments, plants for sale. Entry £5 adult, £4 conc, £1 child (07776 307 849;

14&15 Feb

Snowdrop display and walk, 10.30am-4pm, Hill Close Gardens, Warwick. Talk on snowdrops at 11am (Mon); refreshments and plant sales. Entry £3 adults, children free (01926 423822;

14-16 Feb

Garden open, 10.30am-4pm, Sherborne Garden, Litton, Somerset. Four acres; snowdrops, hellebores and daffodils. Entry £3.50 incl tea/coffee, children free (01761 241220;

13&14 Feb

Open garden, 11am-4pm, Little Ponton Hall, Grantham, Lincs. Drifts of naturalized snowdrops and aconites, five acres of gardens. Refreshments and plant sales. Entry £4 (01476 530342).

15 Feb

NGS snowdrop tour of three Surrey/Sussex gardens: Lodkin, nr Hascombe; Pembury nr Ditchling; Gatton Park, Surrey. Tickets £90, inc transport, lunch with glass of wine, all entrance fees (020-8693 1015; email:

18&25 Feb

Snowdrop walks (also March 11&25, April 8&22, May 6), 10.30am, Stonor Park, Henley on Thames, Oxon. Tickets £12, inc coffee on arrival, tour, soup after tour. Early booking recommended (01491 638587;

21&28 Feb

Garden open for snowdrops (also March 7&14), noon-4pm, Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Great Dunmow, Essex. Entry £2.50, children free. Refreshments available (01371 876979;

28 Feb

Garden open, 11am-3pm, The Patch, Acton Pigott, nr Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury. Snowdrops for sale, raffle, produce, hot soup, home-made cakes, tea & coffee. Entry £3, proceeds to charity (01743 362139).


Snowdrops display every Sat & Sun in Feb, 11am-3pm, Chippenham Park, nr Newmarket, Cambs. Soups, coffee, sausages etc. Entry £4, children free (01638 720221;


Gardens open daily, 10.30am-4pm, Hopton Hall, Matlock, Derbys. Five acres of woodland covered with snowdrops. Entry £4, under-16s and parking free (01629 540923;

Snowdrops in Scotland

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival (1 February to 15 March) falls slightly later than most English snowdrop events so galanthophiles can migrate north to catch even more of their favourite flower well into March. Some of the 51 participating gardens open only for the Festival and there is a huge range of properties to see. For further information, visit or call 0845 2255121.

1 Feb-15 March

Snowdrop walks every weekend, 2pm, Finlaystone estate, Langbank, Renfrewshire. Posies and bulbs in the green for sale from end Feb. Refreshments. Entry £4 adults, £2.50 concession, £2.50 children (01475 540505;

12-28 Feb

Snowdrops by starlight (not Tuesdays & Wednesdays), 6pm-9pm, Cambo Estate, nr St Andrews, Fife. Glittering walk through 70 acres of snowdrop woods; workshops and activities. Tickets from £6.50 adults; £4.50 conc (01333 450054;

20-21 Feb

Snowdrop festival (also 26-28 Feb), 10.30am-5pm, Scone Palace, Perth. One hundred acres of gardens, refreshments. Entry £5.10 adults, £3.50 child, £4.50 conc (01738 552300;


Snowdrop walks, 11am-11.30am and 2pm-2.30pm, Mon 1 Feb, then every Tues, Thurs and Sat, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Meet at John Hope Gateway, no booking required. Discover the garden’s wonderful collection of specialist snowdrops (0131 552 7171;

National Trust snowdrops

Don’t forget to check local National Trust properties – visit the website for a round up of snowdrop events

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What a list Arlene, I'd be going to as many as poss. if I lived near to any of them, but it's given me an idea. I'm going to google to see if there are any places nearer to me. Great blog. I will get the telegraph to see the offer.

4 Feb, 2010


Useful list, Arlene. Thank you. :o)

4 Feb, 2010


you don't have to buy the paper Pam~ go check the offers online,they have a good gardening section on their website!as do the Guardian~

4 Feb, 2010


Great list, but i can't even go out for a full day at moment with Smokey being so ill.

4 Feb, 2010


May I add Sunday 21st February 2010. West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe Estate HP14 3AJ in aid of The South Bucks Hospice

4 Feb, 2010


not close enough to me affaid arlene but will look at the national trust page that you mentioned to see places close to blackpool, helpfull blog ;o)

4 Feb, 2010


'Snowdrop Valley' on Exmoor is open from last weekend until 21st, too.

4 Feb, 2010


What a mine of information, Arlene. Will be trying to get to some of the events and places here over the next few weeks. :-))

4 Feb, 2010

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