Enjoy a hint of Spring

Flowering between January and March, snowdrops are one of the first signs of life in gardens after the long winter months. Find out where you can spot these pretty white flowers with walks in the area.

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Uncle Henry’s Enchanting Snowdrop Walk in the Woods

Open until early March. Daily tours begin at 11.30am and last for approximately 30 minutes.

Take a wander through the walled garden at Uncle Henry’s with a daily guided tour and discover a carpet of beautiful snowdrops & aconites which have lain undisturbed for over 70 years.

Now in its 5th year of opening, the Snowdrop Walk is maintained by the Head Gardener at Uncle Henry’s, Nicky Greenwood. The woodland also provides a unique opportunity for photographers to capture the beauty of the snowdrops.

Admission £2.50 person. Tickets can be purchased from the shop. Please contact the shop directly for availability on 01652 640308.

Suitable footwear is advised. Due to the woodland path being naturally uneven in places it is unsuitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. The snowdrops can still be viewed however from the main garden.
Dogs are not permitted except guide dogs.

Hodsock Priory’s winter gardens and woodland walk

Open Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th February 2019, from 10am to 3pm.

Along the half-mile woodland walk, swathes of pristine white snowdrops will be emerging. Visitors can stop and warm themselves next to the roaring campfire, with hot drinks, bacon butties and other treats available for cash purchase at the Woodland Café. Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are situated at the entrance to Horse Pasture Wood.

Admission £3 for adults, £2 for Friends of Hodsock, under 18s and wheelchair users go FREE.

Please note – cash only please.

Snowdrops at Brightwater Gardens

Open Friday 15 February to Sunday 10 March

Enjoy a winter walk leading through the gardens and woodlands at Brightwater Gardens near Market Rasen. In less than 15 years, 150,000 snowdrops, 40,000 crocus winter irises, and a selection of other bulbs have been planted making it a must see for visitors and residents alike. Enjoy the warmth of the log fire in the Hay Barn where delicious soup, sandwiches and home-made cakes are served to round off your visit.

The garden will be open Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesdays) from 11 am to 4 pm.

Entry £5 (children under 16 free).

Knaith Hall Snowdrop Walk

Open Sunday 17 February, 11am to 3pm

Wander through the delightful snowdrop and aconite woods beside the mighty River Trent, in this park-like garden with its intriguing church, step inside to discover some of its curious and fascinating history.

For the more energetic there is a longer walk to the unique Gate Burton Chateau which sits on a knoll like a dolls’s house with striking views across the Trent Valley.

Tea, coffee and delicious cakes will be available within the Hall beside a cosy log fire.

Cost: £2.50 per person in aid of St Mary’s Church, Knaith.

Snowdrop Walk at Somerby Hall

Open Tuesday 19th February, 2pm

Somerby Hall is now a ruin, however in February the grounds becomes a carpet of snowdrops aconites, which are harbingers of Spring.

Cost: £3 including tea & cake. Proceeds to St Laurence’s Church, Corringham.

By kind permission of the Laming Family.

For more information go to our what’s on calendar.