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Snowdrop season 2022

Get ready to see a gorgeous blanket of white snowdrops around Rutland and Leicestershire. Here's some of the best spots to admire the bell-shaped beauties.

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Nature is getting ready to roll out the white carpet with the arrival of this delicate and dainty flower – a sure sign Spring is on its way.

Take a snowdrop walk in one of these super local gardens and hotspots and be sure to book ahead where advised – and if you know any secret snowdrop spots, please let us know in the comments below.

Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham, 7-27 Feb

Hit up this brilliant garden and enjoy an excellent range of snowdrops (around 9000 varieties) all individually planted throughout the gardens. Gill Hadland will be in the Garden Studio 25-27 Feb giving short talks on snowdrops and will have snowdrops for sale 11am-2pm and on 16 Feb enjoy a Winter Snowdrops Guiden Walk.

Rutland Water, Rutland

Rutlanders can also enjoy the local woodlands and meadows and the pretty white snowdrops which look beautiful in these unique surroundings.

Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, 13 & 20 Feb

Stretch your legs and wrap up warm for a winter walk at Rockingham Castle. The Wild Garden will be flourishing with snowdrops creating pathways through the woodland. There’s usually a morning and afternoon slot and tickets must be purchased in advance. Call for more information.

Church View Garden, Quorn

The local garden here is home to the first few sprinklings of snowdrops already. Head there early to avoid too many people and admire the gardens at your leisure and explore the perennials and native wildflowers.

Dimminsdale Nature Reserve, Staunton Harold, National Forest

They’re all peeping out now and it’s a gorgeous view over at the nature reserve. If you’re local, then talk a walk around the reserve to discover the amazing industrial heritage and beautiful swathes of snowdrops that grow at the end of a wooden walkway. Free to visit. Call 0116 262 9968 for more info.

The Acres, Leics, 20 Feb

Enjoy over 150 varieties of snowdrops in this medium-sized garden. It comes with a Japanese theme including a zen garden, Japanese tea house, koi pond and more.

Westview, Great Glen, 26-27 Feb

This organically managed small walled cottage garden features rare and unusual plants, many grown from seed.  Collection of snowdrops plus quirky garden ornaments worth seeing made from recycled material. Pre-booking required, £3 admission and kids free. 11-4pm.

Hedgehog Hall, Tilton on the Hill, 26-27 Feb

Half an acre of an organically managed plant lover’s garden. Steps leading to three stone walled terraced borders filled with shrubs, perennials, bulbs and a patio overlooking the valley. Visit Hedgehog Hall and enjoy a lavender walk, herb border, beautiful spring garden, colour themed herbaceous borders and a snowdrop collection. Pre-booking required and check website before visiting. £4 admission kids free. 11am- 4pm.

1 comment on “Snowdrop season 2022”

  • Max February 13, 2022

    You’ve missed Easton Walled Gardens which are open now for the snowdrop season. Okay, its just outside Leicestershire!!! https://www.visiteaston.co.uk/

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