Beautiful Snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey

Snowdrop season

30 January - 28 February | Daily | Normal admission applies 

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. Candlemas, the Christian feast of purification, falls on 2 Feb each year. 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.


Where to find our snowdrops:

The Winter Garden

The first snowdrops to appear are usually found beneath the splendor of the Winter Garden. Generally visable from mid-December, this is a favourite pathway to spot the delicate white flowers whilst also enjoying the sensory planting surrounding them. 

This route is currently one-way to allow for social distancing, please follow the directional signage. 

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 specialist collection tours with our garden team sadly won’t be possible this year but we’re working hard to find a suitable way to share some behind the scenes highlights with you via our website and social media.


Group visits

We're sadly unable to accept groups or coach bookings for our 2021 Snowdrop Season. We are working towards being able to welcome you back later on in the year, and remain optimistic that this is something we will be able to offer. Please keep an eye on our website for the latest updates.