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2019 - Snow Drops (Galanthus) at the Gardens below. We tell you where to see snowdrops, including family walks. All the places listed below are well known for their displays.

Did you know the Scientific name for Galanthus means milk flower. These lovely flowers are among the first to raise their heads in the New Year, when it is warm they release a fragrance. Look carefully at the snowdrops to see their green markings on the inside.
Did you know that soldiers were so enchanted by snowdrops that they brought them back from the Crimean War battlefields to plant in their gardens (1853 - 1856).

snowdrop-walks

Snowdrop collecting has now become very popular with some snowdrop bulbs selling for over £600. There are many varieties of snowdrops and some are shown below. Thousands of people look for places to see the snowdrops and we are pleased to list around 100. So get out and about perhaps with your camera - you will not be disappointed.

where-to-see-snowdrops

For a list of Snowdrop Gardens open under the National Gardens Scheme - click here 

If you love visting gardens let us send you our 2019 Garden Holiday brochure which features tours not only in the UK but worldwide too! click here

Anglesey Abbey gardens

Anglesey Abbey and Gardens

Cambridgeshire, The garden at Anglesey Abbey was developed by the 1st Lord Fairhaven from 1926 and has become one of the British Isles most beautiful 20th century gardens.

Audley End House Garden

Audley End House and Garden, near Saffron Walden

Essex, Audley End is a glorious Jacobean stately home owned by English Heritage.

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton on Marsh

Gloucestershire, Batsford Arboretum is set in 56 acres of lovely Cotswold Countryside and contains over 1500 trees with species from all over the world.

Belsay Hall Garden

Belsay Hall Garden

Northumberland, The gardens at Belsay Hall date from the late 1700s and have evolved from that time to become one of the best in the Northern Counties.

Belton House Garden

Belton House and Garden, near Grantham

Lincolnshire, The Gardens at Belton House built in the late 1600s have been restored over recent years.

Benington Lordship Garden

Benington Lordship Garden, near Stevenage

Hertfordshire, The historic site of Benington Lordship, and the views over surrounding parkland lend this garden a unique atmosphere.

Brightwater Garden

Brightwater Gardens, Saxby

Lincolnshire, This 21st century garden will interest every visitor within its 8 acres - yew hedging and walls enclose magical garden rooms full of roses and herbaceous plants.

Brodsworth Hall Garden

Brodsworth Hall and Garden, near Doncaster

Yorkshire, The gardens at Brodsworth Hall have been restored and are a copy of the 1860s design.

Burton Agnes Garden

Burton Agnes Hall Garden, near Driffield

Yorkshire, Take a look at the beautiful garden at Burton Agnes Hall. A great day out for garden lovers

Cambo Gardens

Cambo Gardens, near St Andrews

Fife, Cambo has a lovely walled garden with all year interest at Cambo Gardens. One of our favourite British Gardens and a must visit.

Camers Garden

Camers Garden

Gloucestershire, The 4 acre garden surrounds an Elizabethan farmhouse (not open) on the Cotswolds escarpment with fine views over the Severn of the Welsh mountains.

Castle Kennedy Garden

Castle Kennedy and Gardens, near Stranraer

Wigtownshire, Do not miss this great garden at Castle Kennedy . Certainly a must visit.

Cerney House Garden

Cerney House Garden

Gloucestershire, This secret Cotswold garden at Cerney House, high above the lovely Churn Valley is a very special and friendly place.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden

A beautiful garden covering 4 acres founded in 1653. Close to the River Thames.

Chippenham Park Snowdrops

Chippenham Park Gardens

Cambridgeshire, Originally a great 'Anglo-Dutch' garden of canals, park, and formal gardens open during snowdrop season

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, near Malpas

Cheshire, Cholmondeley Castle is one of Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction. see why!

Colesbourne Park Snowdrops

Colesbourne Park Snowdrops

Gloucestershire, The snowdrop collection at Colesbourne Park originated in the plantings made by Henry John Elwes (1846-1922).

Coton Manor Gardens

Coton Manor Garden, Guilsborough

Northamptonshire, This beautiful ten acre garden at Coton Manor occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.

Dawyck Botanic Garden - a great day out!

Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Peebles

Scottish Borders, Only 28 miles from Edinburgh, Dawyck is an historic arboretum with impressive conifers, some over 40 metres tall.

Doddington Hall Gardens

Doddington Hall and Garden, near Lincoln

Lincolnshire, Doddington Hall has five acres of romantic walled and wild gardens including a Kitchen Garden growing vegetables for the popular Farm Shop and Restaurant.

Doddington Place Gardens

Doddington Place Garden, near Sittingbourne

Kent, With a tea room serving delicious homemade cakes, scones and lunches, and special events throughout the year, Doddington Place Gardens is well worth a visit.

Dudmaston House Gardens

Dudmaston House Garden

Shropshire, This 17th century House, Dudmaston has delightful gardens which are a mass of colour in the Spring.

The Walled Garden at Dunninald Castle

Dunninald Castle & Garden, Montrose

Angus, The walled garden at Dunninald Castle is planted with traditional mixed borders, vegetables, fruit trees and greenhouse.

East Lambrook Manor Garden

East Lambrook Manor Gardens, South Petherton

Somerset , Margery Fish created this garden at East Lambrook Manor which has become one of the best known in England.

Easton Lodge Garden

Easton Lodge Garden

Essex, The Gardens are a tranquil haven with a fascinating history

Evenley Wood Snowdrops

Evenley Wood Garden

Northamptonshire, A hidden gem in the Northamptonshire countryside

Finlaystone Gardens

Finlaystone Garden, near Langback

Renfrewshire, Stroll through the Finlaystone gardens… pausing to appreciate the special plants and Finlaystone's renowned beauty.

Forde Abbey Gardens

Forde Abbey and Gardens

Somerset, The fantastic abbey dates from the 12th century and is a must see.

Fountains Abbey Gardens in Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey Gardens, near Ripon

Yorkshire, This superb landscape gardens at Fountains Abbey were designed by John Aislabee.

Gatton Park

Gatton Park, a garden near Reigate

Surrey, Gatton Park in Reigate is a spectacular, historic park landscaped by Lancelot “Capability” Brown and situated at the foot of the North Downs in Surrey.

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