Snowdrops In Spring

Published: Monday 3rd Feb 2014

Written by: Laura Foster

Spring has arrived! Snowdrops can be found.Norfolk is the place to be, with a number of stunning locations for you to explore to find a picture perfect scene of snowdrops....

The grounds around Walsingham Abbey have famously become a tourist attraction in February when a carpet of snowdrops covering around 20 acres of woodland and riverbank is a must to see.

Three miles of woodland walks, taking in the drifts of snowdrops can be found at The Fairhaven Garden Trust, South Walsham. Other early flowers to see will include Camellias and Skunk Cabbages. Open daily from Saturday 15th February.

Oxburgh Hall is hosting free walks to see the stunning snowdrops and early spring flowers between 11am – 2pm every Saturday & Sunday until March, also all week during the school half-term.

In the grounds of the fine 17th -18th century Lexham Hall near Litcham, enjoy the gardens with an array of winter scented flowering shrubs as well as acres of snowdrops, opening on Sunday 9th February.

Brinton Hall near Holt will be hosting a snowdrop walk on Sunday 9th February. The stunning grounds include parkland, water meadows and a lake.

Sheringham Park open daily is a pleasant location anytime of the year, however seeing the swathes of Upcher snowdrops named after the original owners of the stately Sheringham Hall makes this national trust park even more special if you visit during February.

Head to Raveningham Hall at Loddon to marvel at the incredible gardens featuring an 18th century walled kitchen garden, Victorian conservatory, Edwardian rose garden, huge herbaceous borders, a colourful herb garden, an orchard & arboretum, along with swathes of snowdrops throughout the main gardens.

More than 80 varieties of snowdrops combine to form a stunning effect at Chestnut Farm, West Beckham, near Holt. The gardens also glow with other early spring flowers including Cyclamen, Hellebores & Aconites and will be open Thursday 27th February – Sunday 2nd March.

Hoveton House near Wroxham will be holding a snowdrop & aconite walk in aid of Autism Anglas & St John's Church on Sunday 16th  February between 11am - 2pm.

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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