Best places to see snowdrops
Cheshire’s Rode Hall is renowned for its snowdrop walks. Over 70 varieties in total engulf the Old Wood, along with intriguing cultivars that are highlighted in the garden’s formal areas. Thursday to Sunday, 3 February to 2 March. rodehall.co.uk.
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In Northumberland, volunteers planted hundreds of thousands of snowdrops at Wallington in 2015, and the results are an astounding array of flowers ready to be admired through the East Wood and the walled garden. nationaltrust.org.uk.
North of the border, Cambo is the place to go to see blankets of snowdrops in 70 acres of wintry woodland and is also the home to the Plant Heritage National Collection of snowdrops. There is a host of family-friendly activities during the snowdrop season too, with Cambo boasting its own Lost Elf Village. 27 January to 10 March. cambogardens.org.uk.
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Promising to knock your snowdrop socks off are the great swathes of naturalised snowdrops that carpet the grounds of the beech woods at Welford Park, sparkling in the winter light. Wednesday to Sunday, 31st January to 3 March. welfordpark.co.uk.
Snowdrops at Daws Hall. Credit: Daws Hall
Meanwhile, in Essex, the nature reserve of Daws Hall is dusted with a covering of snowdrops’ white flowers, a delight to see on 28 Jan, 4, 11, or 18 February. dawshallnature.co.uk.
Snowdrops at Great Comp. Credit: Vikki Rimmer
If unusual snowdrops are a passion, look no further than Great Comp in Kent, which is holding its Snowdrop Sensation Day on 18 February.greatcompgarden.co.uk.
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Anne Boleyn’s childhood home, Hever Castle, has an exquisite Snowdrop Walk for visitors toRead more on theenglishgarden.co.uk