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CHIPPENHAM PARK

Chippenham Park Gardens, near Newmarket

Open from Saturday, January 22 to Friday, April 1, 10am-4pm (last entry 3pm)

Wander around the gardens which have been awarded the highest two-star rating by the Good Gardens Guide and are notable for their vast swathes of snowdrops and aconites in late winter.

Then warm up with some tasty refreshments from the licensed Potting Shed cafe.

Payment on the gate and in the tearooms is by cash only. Entry £7, children from 5-16 £3. Well behaved dogs welcome on leads.

For more information, visit chippenhamparkgardens.info

DAWS HALL

Daws Hall, Henny Road, Bures CO8 5EX

Snowdrop Sundays Open Days, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 11am-3pm

Greet the first signs of spring and explore the stunning blanket of white snowdrops that spreads between the hilltop woodland of the nature reserve.

Refreshments available and activities for children.

Entrance £7 adults, £2 children (under 5s free).

For more information, visit dawshallnature.co.uk

Snowdrops at Chippenham Park (54334111)
Snowdrops at Chippenham Park (54334111)

KENTWELL HALL

Kentwell Hall Snowdrop Days, Long Melford, near Sudbury

February 12-March 13, 11am-3pm

Take a stroll through The Shrubbery and Back Wood carpeted with snowdrops and pockets of aconites, then enjoy the rest of the gardens as spring shoots emerge.

Young visitors can go on a nature trail and discover a few surprises on the way.

Booking is encouraged and gets you a £2 discount on each ticket.

For more information and to book, visit kentwell.co.uk/events

SNOWDROP SALE

Snowdrop Sale, Norton Village Hall, Great Green, Bury St Edmunds IP31 3SH

Harveys Garden Plants’ Celebration of Snowdrops takes place on Saturday, January 22, 11.30am-2.30pm and is your chance to admire and buy rare snowdrop varieties from Harveys Garden Plants, Glen Chantry, John Foster, Michael Broadhurst, and Edulis Nursery.

Anglesey Abbey (54334113)
Anglesey Abbey (54334113)

ANGLESEY ABBEY

Anglesey Abbey, Lode

January 24-February 11

Anglesey Abbey is famous for its snowdrops, which everyone can enjoy for the normal admission charge.

The garden is home to more than 300 different varieties, some of which can only be seen on exclusive behind the scenes tours. Garden staff and volunteers will lead you to see unusual varieties close up and hear the intriguing stories and characters behind them.

Pre-booking essential. The tours are free, but a £5 donation is encouraged to help towards the upkeep of the gardens.

For more information, visit nationaltrust.org.uk

LANDWADE HALL

Landwade Hall, Exning, Suffolk, CB8 7NH Saturday, February 19 and Sunday 20, 10am-2pm

Visit this four-acre garden with a small 15th century church, moat and the foundations of the original house to see its snowdrops and aconites.

Pre-booking essential. Entrance £7.50 adults, children free.

For more information, visit ngs.org.uk/view-garden/42422

HEDINGHAM CASTLE

Hedingham Castle, Halstead

Snowdrop Walks, Sunday, February 6- Sunday, March 6, 11am-4pm (dates to be confirmed)

Stroll through the ancient woodland and restored gardens of Hedingham Castle to discover the first snowdrops of the season.

Castle entry included in ticket price and The Keep café will be open serving light refreshments and warming soup.

For more information, visit hedinghamcastle.co.uk/events

A carpet of snowdrops at Hedingham Castle (54334115)
A carpet of snowdrops at Hedingham Castle (54334115)

GREAT THURLOW HALL

Great Thurlow Hall, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7LF

Sunday, February 13, 1-4pm

The hall opens its 13 acres of beautiful gardens set around the River Stour, with masses of snowdrops as part of the National Garden Scheme.

Entrance £5 adults, children free.

For more information, visit ngs.org.uk/view-garden/4012

FULLERS MILL

Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow IP28 6HD

Snowdrop days, every Wednesday in February 2022 from 11am-3pm

On February 9 and 16 there’s the chance to meet snowdrop expert Rod Leeds at the garden to answer your snowdrop questions and admire his stunning personal snowdrop collection.

Home grown plants will be available to buy and refreshments will be for sale in the Bothy Tearoom.

Entrance £6 adults, children under 16 free.

For more information, visit perennial.org.uk/garden/fullers-mill-garden/events

Snowdrops at Ickworth in spring (54334119)
Snowdrops at Ickworth in spring (54334119)

ICKWORTH PARK

Ickworth Park, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE

Take a short stroll around Lady Geraldine’s Walk at Ickworth (0.8 miles). Named after the third Marquess’ wife, who enjoyed ambling along its pathways, this walk will weave through carpets of snowdrops and aconites.

For more information, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth

OXBURGH HALL

Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, King’s Lynn PE33 9PS

Enjoy a winter walk to admire the drifts of white snowdrops and bright yellow aconites among the trees and along the paths throughout Oxburgh’s wooded areas and gardens. Follow Oxburgh’s social media accounts to find out when the first snowdrop appears.

For more information, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-hall