Snowdrops in the south west
Our places in the south west are home to some brilliant displays of snowdrops, the first sign of life after the winter and a harbinger of spring.
Kingston Lacy is carpeted with snowdrops every year and visitors can wander amongst them appreciating the spectacle of the first sign of spring.
The team at Fyne Court reckon that February is the best time to take in the full effect of their snowdrops. If you want to learn more about the best spots to see them, and the history and superstitions surrounding them, join their guided Snowdrop Stroll on Saturday 15 February.
Trengwainton, open from 16 February, has a great display of snowdrops in the border of the drive and stream. They also lead into the displays of magnolias and camellias which Trengwainton is known for.
Explore the gardens at Dunster Castle and you'll find snowdrops along the river Avill and near the Dunster working watermill.
Snowdrops welcome you to Knightshayes as they're found all the way up the drive and across the parkland, the start of brilliant spring flower displays.
Visit 'Paradise' in the garden at Tyntesfield to find snowdrops amongst the exotic trees. Enjoy a warming cup of tea or bowl of soup in the Cow Barn Restaurant after exploring the estate.
Visit Lanhydrock and you'll find snowdrops dotted throughout the 1,000-acre estate. From 15 February, you can refuel at the new Park Café.
There are carpets of snowdrops at Lacock Abbey. If you'd like to know more, then why not attend one of their early spring walks with the head gardener on Tuesday 11 and 19 February at 2.30pm?