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02 Feb 2018  |   Jonathan Bramwell

As carpets of white begin to cover the countryside, read about The Buying Solution’s favourite places to admire snowdrops throughout our regions.


COTSWOLDS & GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Newark Park, Ozleworth, Gloucestershire
National Trust house—go for their spectacular Snowdrop Weekend on February 4 & 5, 2018

Beverston Castle, nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Open specially to allow visitors to appreciate the drift of snowdrops which are overlooked by a castle that dates from the 12th century (see National Garden Scheme website for details)

Home Farm, Huntley, Gloucestershire
Walks around the gardens of Home Farm start at the end of January to take in the carpet of snowdrops. Open January 28 and February 11, 2018 (see National Garden Scheme website for details)

Colesbourne Park, nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
A world-famous collection of snowdrops, which is open to visitors from February 3 until March 4, 2018

Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
56-acre arboretum which boasts drifts of snowdrops and spring-flowering bulbs

Camers Garden, Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire
A pretty 4-acre garden in a dramatic position on the Cotswolds escarpment

Cerney House & Garden, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Set high above the pretty Churn Valley, this is a romantic English garden with a woodland trail

Painswick Rococo Garden, nr Stroud, Gloucestershire
Believed to be one of the largest naturalistic plantings in England, the garden boasts an impressive display of snowdrops


HOME COUNTIES

Stowe House, Buckinghamshire
Wittingly called “Stowedrop” time, they bloom in their masses throughout the Elysian Fields, Sleeping Wood and Lamport Garden. The season continues until February 28

Cliveden, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Wonderful snowdrops can be found in the woodland and on the steep west-facing escapement that runs down to the edge of the River Thames

Welford Park, Newbury, Berkshire
Believed to have been planted by Norman monks to decorate their church for the feast of Candelmas (held in the last Sunday of January), the snowdrops are found in the five-acre beech wood that runs alongside the River Lambourn. The season runs from January 31 to March 4, 2018

Gatton Park, near Reigate, Surrey
Splendid gardens, designed by Capability Brown, which are open every Sunday in February


SOUTHERN COUNTIES

Bramdean House, Alresford, Hampshire
A beautiful, five-acre garden which has carpets of spring bulbs—especially snowdrops (see National Garden Scheme website for details)

Down House, Itchen Abbas, Hampshire
Overlooking the Itchen Abbey, adjoining the Pilgrim’s Way, is this three-acre garden which comes alive in February with snowdrops, aconites and crocuses. Open Sunday, Feb 18, 2018

Little Court, Crawley, Hampshire
This walled and sheltered traditional country garden is well-known for its special snowdrops and wild crocus. Open, Feb 18 & 19, 25 & 26, 2018. (see National Garden Scheme website for details)

Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire
Snowdrops thrive along the banks of the Font stream whose microclimate means they bloom a week or two before others

Lacock Abbey Gardens, Wiltshire
Boasting a woodland garden with carpets of aconites, snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils. Open on February 24.  (see National Garden Scheme website for details)


LONDON

Chelsea Physic Garden, SW3
Masses of different varieties flower through the winter-flowering shrubs

Ham House, Richmond
Snowdrops can be found under the very old acacia trees in the garden of this attractive house in south London

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