Places to see snowdrops

Flowering between January and March, snowdrops are one of the first signs of life in gardens after the long winter months. Find out where you can spot these pretty white flowers near you.

Snowdrops at Stourhead, Wiltshire

South West 

Snowdrops often start appearing across the South West at the turn of the year – a welcome sign that spring is not far away. If you fancy taking in a few snowy drifts, then here are a few of the best places to find them near you.

Snowdrops at Hughenden, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

London and the South East 

It might still be a bit chilly, but if you’re looking for an excuse to get outside then it’s hard to beat the prospect of a stroll along pathways lined by snowdrops. Whether you find them on the riverbanks at Mottisfont in Hampshire or discover the famous 'Stowedrops' in Buckinghamshire, here are some of the South East’s snowdrop highlights.

Snowdrops in the foreground, with the house behind

East of England 

Whether you find them on a woodland walk, riverside ramble or garden stroll, snowdrops are one of the highlights of any winter landscape. These delicate little blooms can brighten up even the gloomiest of days, so why not read on to discover the best places to find them in East Anglia?

A view into the woodland at Attingham which is covered in snowdrops

Midlands 

Gardens and countryside can take a while to emerge from their winter slumber, but snowdrops are a sure sign that we’re not far away from warmer days and the first new buds of spring. Why not head to Sunnycroft in Shropshire where you’ll find 15 different varieties, or drop into Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire to find them in the Nut Grove?

A lady walking her dog through snowdrops

Northern England 

Even if it doesn’t snow this winter, you’ll still be able to find blankets of white as the snowdrops come out across northern England. Whether you’re exploring the ruins of Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire or ambling through Beatrix Potter’s garden at Hill Top in Cumbria, you’re sure to find pockets of these delicate little flowers blooming among the frosty landscapes.

A family walking through the Pleasure Ground wood to find the snowdrops in 2015

Wales 

Between January and March, woods gardens and meadows all across Wales will slowly be transformed by drifts of white snowdrops. Look out for large clusters lining the banks of the stream at Colby Woodland Garden in Pembrokeshire, or get up close to the rare double-headed variety of snowdrop at Erddig near Wrexham.

Snowdrops at Castle Ward

Northern Ireland 

Head out on a wintery countryside walk in Northern Ireland, and you might well come across a few clusters of snowdrops. We’ve pulled together some of the best places to find them, such as Springhill in County Londonderry and The Argory in County Armagh, where our gardeners have spent hours busily planting bulbs to make the snowdrops displays even more spectacular.