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

To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities, you’ll need to book your visit in advance to Attingham.

The deer herd in winter at Attingham Park.

Visiting Attingham: What to expect on your visit

If you've got a ticket booked for a visit to Attingham, read this article to find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

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. 


 

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Timed entry to Attingham Park (11 Jan - 17 Jan)

Sun 17 Jan 2021
08:00-16:00
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Timed entry to Attingham Park (18 Jan - 24 Jan)

Mon 18 Jan 2021
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