It's snowdrop season

Snowdrops by the bridge on Dudmaston's Dingle walk

At this time of year, snowdrops begin to crop up across the estate to remind us that spring is just around the corner.

Depending on weather conditions, these dainty looking but hardy flowers usually make their first appearence from mid-January onwards. During February, snowdrops blanket the woodland floor to remind us that winter is almost at an end and spring will soon be upon us.

Wild snowdrops tend to flourish in damp woodland. Take a walk through the Dingle to see them at their best. Our visitor facilities open on 17, 18, 24 and 25 February this year. Warm up in the Tea-room post walk, there'll be plenty of hearty treats on offer.