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2018 - Snow Drops (Galanthus) at the Gardens below. Already blooming there should be good displays this week. 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 2018 Garden Holiday brochure which features tours not only in the UK but worldwide too! click here

The Japanes Garden at 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.

The Gibberd Garden

Gibberd Garden

Essex, The Gibberd Garden is recognised as an important contribution to 20th century garden design.

Jane Austen often visited Goodnestone Park Gardens

Goodnestone Park Gardens, near Canterbury

Kent, Jane Austen was a frequent visitor to Goodnestone Park this lovely 14 acre garden which surrounds a 1700 house.

Great Chalfield Manor Gardens

Great Chalfield Manor & Garden, near Melksham

Wiltshire, Great Chalfield manor and Garden was given to the National Trust in 1943.

The gardens at Hanham Court near Bristol

Hanham Court Gardens

Gloucestershire, The Hanham Court Gardens are at the rear of a Court House with 13th Century church and tithe Barn once part of a monastic foundation.

Heale Gardens in Wiltshire

Heale Garden and Plant Centre

Wiltshire, Heale House is set in 8 acres of beautiful gardens with ponds and streams adding to the atmosphere

Fairy Well

Hidden Valley Gardens, near St Austell

Cornwall, Hidden Valley - Award winning with great colours near Fowey.

Hodsock Priory Snowdrops

Hodsock Priory Snowdrops

Nottinghamshire, "A magical sight you will never forget - a myriad of flowers in the five acre gardens plus a half-mile walk in the woods with carpets of snowdrops to delight you".

Holker Hall and Garden

Holker Hall Gardens

Cumbria, The immaculately kept Gardens at Holker Hall (25 acres in all) are part woodland, part formal and essentially Victorian in character.

Pitmuies Garden

House of Pitmuies Garden, Guthrie

Angus, The House of Pitmuies garden is well known for its beautiful walled gardens.

Howick Hall Garden

Howick Hall Garden, near Alnwick

Northumberland, These lovely gardens at Howick Hall are situated only 2 miles from the Northumberland coast, but the slightly milder climate has protected many of the tender plants which grow there.

Ickworth House Garden

Ickworth Park Gardens, near Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk, This interesting and unusual house at Ickworth is surrounded by a great Park with lovely gardens.

Kailzie Gardens

Kailzie Gardens, near Peebles & Hotels

Scottish Borders, Kailzie Garden covers around 17 acres and is situated on the River Tweed and is surrounded by magnificent hills.

Kelmarsh Hall Garden

Kelmarsh Hall Gardens near Kettering

Northamptonshire, The gardens of Kelmarsh Hall Estate are essentially 20th century in origin and design and are largely attributable to Nancy Lancaster.

Places to visit Sudbury - Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall, Kentwell Hall garden near Sudbury

Suffolk, The gardens at Kentwell Hall are often described as 'magical'

Kingston Lacy Gardens in Dorset, a great place to visit

Kingston Lacy Gardens, Wimborne

Dorset, Kingston Lacy House and Gardens is 17th century Italian inspired family home surrounded by 300 acres of formal gardens and parkland

Lacock Abbey Snowdrops

Lacock Abbey Snowdrops

Wiltshire, Lacock Abbey is set in the beautiful village of Lacock which is famous as a location and setting for period dramas.

Langley Park Gardens

Langley Park Gardens, near Montrose

Angus, 3 acres of mixed herbaceous planting within 4 walled gardens, set amongst 27 acres of policies, in the grounds of the historic Langley Park House, dating from the early 18th century.

Logan Botanic Garden

Logan Botanic Gardens

Wigtownshire, Logan Botanic Garden is one of the country's most exotic gardens. Because of the Gulf Stream influence, a remarkable collection of bizarre and beautiful plants flourish.

Marks Hall Garden and Arboretum

Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Essex, A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape and gardens provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall Garden.

Myddleton House Snowdrops

Myddelton House, Enfield

Middlesex, The Gardens at Myddleton House tell a compelling story about one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists - Edward Augustus Bowles.

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens, Wirral

Cheshire, Ness Botanic Gardens was created by a cotton merchant and is now one of the finest gardens in the North

Newark Park Snowdrops

Newark Park Gardens and Snowdrops, National Trust

Gloucestershire, Newark Park set deep in the Gloucestershire, on the edge of the Cotswolds is a hidden gem.

Nymans Garden

Nymans Garden, near Crawley

Sussex, Nymans Garden is one of the finest gardens in England. See why we rate it so highly.

Painswick Rococo Garden

Painswick Rococo Garden

Gloucestershire, Painswick Rococo Garden is a unique 18th century garden set in a hidden valley with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

Pencarrow House Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens, near Bodmin

Cornwall, Pencarrow House, another Cornish garden and extensive woodland best early summer.

Penrhyn Castle Gardens, a National Trust property in Wales

Penrhyn Castle Gardens, National Trust, Wales

Gwynedd, The gardens of the neo- Norman Penrhyn Castle are set amongst the backdrop of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia.

Plas-yn-Rhiw House & Gardens

Plas-yn-Rhiw Gardens

Gwynedd, This pretty 1 acre garden at Plas-yn-Rhiw was revived by the Keating sisters in 1938 and nestles at the foot of Mynydd Rhiw Mountain.

Rode Hall and Gardens

Rode Hall & Gardens

Cheshire, Rode Hall, an eighteenth century house set in a Repton garden landscape containing fine portraits, furniture and porcelain.

Rodmarton Manor Garden

Rodmarton Manor, Tetbury

Gloucestershire, A stunning courtyard garden greets you as you enter through the door by the side of the Rodmarton Manor.

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