Snowdrops spring into season
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.
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.
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.