Snowdrops spring into season

A view into the woodland at Attingham which is covered in snowdrops

From New Year onwards the team at Attingham are keeping an eye out for the first of the snowdrops. Usually, beginning to make an appearance from early January (dependent upon weather conditions) these delicate green and white flowers transform the floor of the woodland in February.

Wrap up warm as the new year arrives and take a refreshing stroll around Attingham to spot the snowdrops.

Snowdrops are traditionally seen as a symbol of hope at the end of the winter and with the wet and mild winter we've had so far this year they are likely to start 'springing up' in January.

Keep an eye out for the first signs of spring
A close up of the woodland covered in snowdrops
Keep an eye out for the first signs of spring
A view of the Mansion from the front park at Attingham Park

Visiting Attingham: What to expect on your visit

If you're planning to visit Attingham, read this article to find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

The best time to spot snowdrops

During February we would expect to see lots of clusters around the grounds, for example, close to the entrance gates on the front drive, and in the Orchard. We expect them to be at their best, and to see the best displays in the woodland around the Mile Walk in February 2022.

The snowdrops are beginning to emerge from the undergrowth
A close up of snowdrops in the woodlands
The snowdrops are beginning to emerge from the undergrowth

Wild snowdrops tend to flourish in damp woods, and this is the best place to find them at Attingham. Here at Attingham we actively ‘manage’ the snowdrops. Our team of Parkland Gardeners remove leaves and undergrowth from the woodland floor in the areas the snowdrops grow. This ensures that the snowdrops have enough space to spread out and grow. Trickier than it sounds; remove too much undergrowth and bracken and nettles will take over, don’t remove enough and the snowdrops won’t be encouraged to spread. 


 

Upcoming events

Let’s Play at Attingham

Sun 14 Aug 2022
08:00-18:00
Ready for an adventure? Then head to Attingham's Field of Play for a special summer Pavilion of Play created by Wild Rumpus and it's surrounding 30m diameter straw bale fort.

Explore the River Tern with Shrewsbury Canoe Hire

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
Canoe Attingham’s hidden gem; the beautiful River Tern. Suitable for all ages and experience levels, this is a unique opportunity to paddle back in time and experience the history and beauty of Attingham Park though the views from the river.

Archery Arrows in the Field of Play on Saturdays and Sundays

Sun 14 Aug 2022
11:30-13:30
Practice your archery skills here at Attingham and you could become a young Robin Hood or Princess Merida with a bow and arrow. Will you hit the bull’s eye? Take aim every Saturday & Sunday during the Shropshire school holidays in the Field of Play.

Meet the Maker - Coalbrookdale Candles

Sun 14 Aug 2022
12:00-15:00
Come and ‘Meet the Maker’ on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April the Stables Shop will be hosting Coalbrookdale Candles between 12pm and 3pm.

Monday Mansion Games

Mon 15 Aug 2022
11:30-16:00
Fancy a game of croquet or a few rounds of badminton? How about some sports day silliness? Head down to the front of the Mansion between 11.30am - 4pm on Mondays through the summer holidays for some Monday Mansion Games!

Attingham run groups

Tue 16 Aug 2022
18:20-19:20
Join one of our run groups on regular weekly evenings for a social off road running group in the beautiful settings of Attingham park.