Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy

Mark the beginnings of a new year by enjoying a walk amongst the snowdrops. Snowdrops flower at Kingston Lacy throughout January and February, though the best time to see them is normally in February. Normal property admission applies.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Walk through the Kingston Lacy gardens at this time of year and you will find carpets of brilliant white.

The Victorian Fernery is a good place to start before meandering down the Lime Avenue and on to Lady’s Walk, where Henrietta Bankes first planted snowdrops in the early 1900s.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Kingston Lacy

Prices

House, Garden and Parkland
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Group Adult N/A £13.70
Group Child N/A £6.80

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

From March to the end of October we offer a twilight ticket price from 4pm - 6pm.  Twilight tickets are valid for entry to the garden and parkland (including the Woodland Trail) only. Twilight ticket prices are as follows: Standard Adult £11.00, Standard Child £5.50. Gift Aid Adult £12.20, Gift Aid Child £6.  

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
At this time of year some paths may be wet or muddy, please wear appropriate footwear.
Accessibility
Most areas of the gardens are wheelchair accessible via gravel paths. Some paths in the Fernery are narrow and not wheelchair friendly.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Kingston Lacy
Email
kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01202 883402

Upcoming events

Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy

Sun 24 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Mark the beginnings of a new year by enjoying a walk amongst the snowdrops. Snowdrops flower at Kingston Lacy throughout January and February, though the best time to see them is normally in February. Normal property admission applies.

February half-term

Sun 24 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Whatever the weather join us this half-term to explore the gardens and parkland and spot the first signs of spring.

February house tours

Sun 24 Feb 2019
11:00-12:15
Ever wondered what it takes to care for Kingston Lacy? Enjoy an exclusive guided tour around the State and Ground floor rooms of Kingston Lacy house during its winter closure.

Girl.Boy.Child.

Wed 27 Feb 2019
18:30-20:30
Following a sell-out performance in London, renowned singer songwriter David McAlmont brings his unique show to Kingston Lacy for an exclusive performance at the home William John Bankes, whose story inspired his work.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 28 Feb 2019
09:30-11:00
Every Thursday, in partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start).

Kingston Lacy house tickets

Fri 01 Mar 2019
11:00-11:15
Planning to explore the house on your visit? Please pre-book your free timed entry ticket here. There’s plenty to see in this lavish home built to resemble an Italian Palace, from beautifully detailed carvings to intimate family souvenirs.