Best places to see snowdrops in Cornwall

Snowdrops are a welcome sign of life in gardens during the long winter months. These perennials can be found from January to March. Here are some of the best places to spot these beautiful winter flowers in Cornwall.

Purple crocuses and white snowdrops at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele snowdrops  

Open daily from dawn to dusk, Cotehele garden is a garden for all seasons, with 12 distinct areas for you to explore. This time of year snowdrops are in abundance, helping us see the first signs that spring is on the way.

Bluebells covering the woodland floor at Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock in spring

You'll get a spring in your step in the garden right now. Magnolias and rhododendrons are in bloom and the herbaceous border is coming to life. The flowers fill the air with fragrance, making a stroll around Lanhydrock a real sensory delight.

Snowdrops emerge at Trelissick garden, Cornwall

Trelissick's snowdrops 

With the mild maritime climate at Trelissick, early flowering rhododendrons and camellias bring colour to the garden from February onwards. The borders are scattered with hellebores, cyclamen and snowdrops, and the river views are framed and silhouetted by last year’s rhododendron mop heads.

Snowdrops nestled at the base of a tree at Trengwainton Garden in Cornwall


When this exotic Cornish garden re-opens in February there will be a great display of snowdrops to see as you wander on the winding paths through this historic garden.

a close up of a snowdrop flower at Glendurgan


The valley garden will re-open in February and will start to show signs of early spring, including carpets of snowdrops.