Snowdrop Openings

2015

 

8th, 9th, 15th, 16th,

22nd,23rd,

25th (NGS) February

1st, 2nd March

Noon to 4pm

Admission £4

Refreshments Available

 






 

 

The present structure of the gardens, with its series of terraces, probably dates from the early 19th century. Perched on a steep hillside above the village the terracing provides glimpses of the views without requiring the stamina of a mountain goat.

No doubt all the previous occupants of the Hall have had their own preferred style of gardening and so we have tried to preserve the original structures, mature specimen trees and shrubs wherever possible. Over the last twelve years we have re-planted most of the borders, constructed new steps and gravel paths which connect all the terraces. We have also attempted to divide the garden into 'rooms' with vistas and to have plantings which provide interest throughout the year.

The snowdrops make an appearance in February, signalling spring is on the way, followed by wild daffodils and bluebells. We have planted in excess of one hundred thousand snowdrops over the past several years creating a "Snowdrop Walk" in the woodland.