Snowdrop Season

First written and posted on 28th February, 2014. Please click here if you would like to read the original post on This and That.

This year I have been lucky enough to witness a spectacular snowdrop season, I’m quite sad it’s nearly over! I’ve seen fantastic specimens at Ashridge, the arboretum has been full of wild snowdrops dotted amongst the trees and carpeting the woodland floor in massive clumps. I love having a wander round there after work and seeing the wood become whiter and whiter.

Ashridge

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I’ve been on the snowdrop hunt in several different gardens too, such as Waterperry in Oxfordshire. I went there a few weeks ago for their snowdrop weekend and I wasn’t disappointed – it was stunning. At first glance it looked like the ground was covered in snow, that’s how many snowdrops there were!

Waterperry

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I visited two other gardens this week, as part of work’s monthly garden visits. We went to Coton Manor in Northamptonshire and Benington Lordship in Hertfordshire. Both were known to have outstanding snowdrop collections, which is the reason we decided to go and see them.

Coton Manor was having its seasonal snowdrop and hellebore fortnight, I loved the whole garden but the woodland walk was just a feast for the eyes! Hellebores, crocus, and of course snowdrops stole the show, I could have stayed there forever enjoying the beauty of it all.

Coton Manor

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Snowdrops and Hellebores

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Snowdrops and Crocus

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Benington Lordship had their snowdrop event happening too, the sight of so many snowdrops took my breath away. The ground was literally smothered in them, like a sheet of white had been placed over the entire garden – it was spectacular!

Benington Lordship

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I hope you enjoyed the photos! 🙂

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