Beautiful Snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey
Herald the start of spring and join us for snowdrop season. Discover over 270 varieties and this favourite winter flower within our renowned collection.
Snowdrop Season at Anglesey Abbey
The snowdrop collection here at Anglesey Abbey hosts over 270 individual varieties of snowdrop, with some found right here in our gardens and as such, are named after people and places with links to Anglesey Abbey.
Also known as Candlemas Bells, snowdrops are common in the grounds of old religious communities, and it’s possible that Anglesey Abbey’s snowdrops go back to the time when it was a priory. Candlemas, the Christian feast of purification, falls on 2 Feb each year
Where to find our snowdrops
Snowdrops can be found across the gardens, here are some of the best spots to find them:
The Winter Garden
The first snowdrops to appear are usually found beneath the splendor of the Winter Garden. Generally visible from mid-December, this is a favourite pathway to spot several different varieties of the delicate white flowers whilst also enjoying the sensory planting surrounding them.
The Woodland Path
Along with daffodils and hellebores, the Woodland Path and Hoe Fen access path provide a natural setting for small clumps of some of our more common snowdrops. If you're heading through either of these paths, keep an eye out for them on the paths as they can often spread with each passing year.
The Specialist Collection
The specialist collection contains some of the snowdrops that are directly linked with Anglesey Abbey, and is only accessible as part of a guided tour. Our popular Specialist Collection Tours return this year, join one of our knowledgeable garden team to discover our private collection of snowdrops, not usually accessible to visitors.
Our popular Specialist Collection tours are now fully booked for 2022. We're not able to operate a waiting list for tours, but any cancellations will be available to re-book using the link below.
Make the most of your visit
Snowdrop season is an incredibly popular time, and we're pleased that so many people want to visit Anglesey Abbey at this time of year but this means we can get busy, especially at weekends and during the February half-term.
Plan your visit and make the most of our more peaceful visiting times using our handy planning guide.