Best places to see snowdrops in Cornwall

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

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.

Trelissick garden Cornwall countryside view in Winter

Trelissick, Cornwall 

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 and towering trees. If it gets too chilly there’s always somewhere to shelter in the summerhouses.

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.

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.


Miles of coast paths, sandy beaches, exotic gardens and a rich mining history. Cornwall's varied landscape offers a rich variety for summer days out.