Beautiful snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey Head Gardener, Richard Todd amongst part of the snowdrop collection

The gardens are awakening as thousands of snowdrops burst into flower to herald the arrival of spring.

Anglesey Abbey has one of the finest snowdrops collection in the country with over 300 varieties of the delicate white flowers, including 20 varieties that have been discovered at Anglesey Abbey.

This year our main Snowdrops Season runs from Monday 29 January - Sunday 4 March. During snowdrops season we open the gardens slightly earlier at 9.30am, giving you extra time to enjoy them.

Enjoying the snowdrops

There's a number of ways to explore the snowdrops from self led walks to guided tours.

Self guided walks

If you want to discover the snowdrops on you own, you can grab a copy of our Snowdrops Guide in the Visitor Centre when you arrive. The guide contains suggested routes and the best places to spot snowdrops.

Snowdrops Viewing Theatre

Think snowdrops all look the same? - The Snowdrops Viewing Theatre located just outside the main reception is a good introduction to a selection of different varieties that can be enjoyed in the gardens.

Winter Highlights with our Garden Guides

Join our expert Garden Guides to discover Anglesey's amazing snowdrops and winter highlights throughout the gardens.

Garden tours depart from the Visitor Centre weekdays at 11am & 1.30pm. Tours last approximately 1hr 30 minutes.

Specialist Collection Tours

Join members of our Garden Team for an in-depth look at the Specialist Collection. Tours run weekdays at 12.30pm and last approximately 1hr 30 minutes. This tour is limited to a maximum of 30 people. 15 tickets are available for pre-booking by calling Visitor Reception on 01223 810086, with the remainder available on the day from Visitor Reception.

Meet the Head Gardener

Ever wondered how the snowdrops collection was found, or how our beautiful Winter Garden was conceived? Come & meet former Head Gardener, Richard Ayres MBE, and chat to him about his memories of working here at Anglesey Abbey.

Richard will be in the Plant Centre on Friday 2 & 9 February from 12.30 - 4pm.

Start your own snowdrops collection

Inspired to start your own collection at home. Our Plant Centre has a range of different snowdrops for sale. They are easy to grow and rapidly spread.

Advisory Note

We're delighted that many people want to come an enjoy our snowdrops - but if the weather is good we can get a little busy, especially at weekends & during half-term (12 - 16 February).

Here's a few tips to help plan your visit:

  • If you diary is flexible, why not come during the week, & avoid the school half-term holiday.
  • Arrive early or later. The peak arrival time for our visitors is 10.30am - 12noon.  The gardens open earlier at 9.30am during Snowdrops Season. You'll be able to get a coffee from pop-up stalls in the car-park & gardens and enjoy them before our peak period. Likewise if you arrive after midday, there's still plenty of daylight to enjoy the gardens and it will be easier to find a parking spot.