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

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The sun sets in the background against the winter landscapes of 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 2021.

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

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Attingham Park

Mon 17 Jan 2022
08:30-15:30
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Attingham Park on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

Deer feeding at 3pm

Sat 22 Jan 2022
15:00-16:00
** This year the deer will be fed at 3pm** See the Attingham fallow deer herd up close as we feed them their winter rations.

Seasonal Story Telling Sessions in the Bookshop

Tue 25 Jan 2022
10:30-11:00
Where better to enjoy a story than in our very own bookshop? Children and their adults are invited to join us in the second-hand bookshop at 10:30am on selected dates for seasonal stories read by the fire.