Beautiful snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey
The gardens are awakening as thousands of snowdrops burst into flower to herald the arrival of spring.
| Daily from 19 January 2019 9.30am - 4.30pm.
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 here at Anglesey Abbey.
This year our main Snowdrops Season runs from 19 January - 28 February 2019. We've also changed our opening times. The Visitor Centre, Redwoods Restaurant and the gardens now open at 9.30am.
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 your own, you can grab a copy of our welcome leaflet in the Visitor Centre when you arrive. The guide contains suggested routes and the best places to spot snowdrops.
Winter Highlights with our Garden Guides
Join our expert Garden Guides to discover Angleseys 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.
*Please note: All pre-bookable spaces for these tours have now been filled. A further 15 spaces will be released daily, available from the Visitor Welcome Team on a first come, first served basis.*
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 selected days throughout February. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details.
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.
We're delighted that many people want to come and enjoy our snowdrops - but if the weather is good we can get busy, especially at weekends and during half-term (15 - 25 February).
Here's a few tips to help plan your visit:
- If you diary is flexible, why not come during the week and avoid the school half-term holiday.
- Sundays are usually busier than Saturdays, so if you can only visit us at a weekend, opt for a Saturday.
- Arrive early or later. The peak arrival time for our visitors is 10.30am - 1pm. Along with Redwoods Restaurant, the gardens open at 9.30am. Pick up a takeaway coffee and enjoy an early morning walk without the crowds.
- Likewise if you arrive after 1pm, there's still plenty of daylight to enjoy the gardens and it will be easier to find a parking spot.
- We serve lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm. The restaurant is often quieter towards the beginning and end of this period.