Snowdrops in the garden

Snowdrops in the garden at Belton House

In late winter visitors to Belton can admire a white blanket of snowdrops on seasonal walks around the estate. Each year Belton presents an overlay of over 20,000 snowdrops in drifts throughout the Pleasure Gardens and around the Gothic ruin.

Jon Lawrance, Head Gardener at Belton House says “It’s always difficult to predict when our remarkable snowdrop carpet will be at its best, as it very much depends on the season. There’s a huge variety of plants to be seen around Belton at this time of year, but you can catch our snowdrops in flower from as early as Christmas to as late as March”.

Snowdrops at Belton

Belton is home to a number of species of snowdrop including Galanthus Nivalis, the common snowdrop and Flore Pleno, the double snowdrop.

Join in

Every April Jon holds a ‘have a go’ bulb planting event which gives you the chance to help add to Belton’s annual snowdrop display. If you would like to help Belton's garden team with the very important task of planting bulbs, meet Jon in the garden on Sunday 22 April between 2pm and 4pm.

Find out more about Belton's seasonal walks.