Spot snowdrops in North Wales

Snowdrops are among the first bulbs to bloom after the winter months, flowering between January and March. Get ready for spring with our snowdrop displays all over North Wales.

Family snowdrop planting

Bodnant Garden, Conwy 

In early spring snowdrops flourish all around Bodnant Garden but the main display is in the Old Park in February where the meadow is carpeted in white. For the past five years visitors have been helping gardeners plant an extra 20,000 bulbs every year and you can join in again during half term. Drop by from 19-26 February, between 1-2pm and plant a snowdrop for posterity. Imagine the carpet of snowdrops Bodnant Garden will have in a few years…we can’t wait!

The snowdrop trail at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

Snowdrops are one of the many annual floral highlights of Chirk Castle’s award-wining garden. Glimpses of the bulb can be found throughout the garden, scattered between clipped yews, herbaceous borders, shrub and rock gardens. But the best displays are in the Pleasure Ground Wood, which is the formal woodland attached to the formal gardens. Visit Chirk Castle from throughout February to enjoy the snowdrop display. There’s even hot chocolate being served in the Pleasure Ground Wood.

Snowdrops

Erddig, Wrexham 

Look out for Erddig’s special snowdrop; the double-headed variety, a rare and beautiful treat. Spring starts with the snowdrops on the west front, in the tea garden and along moss walk. And don’t forget, there’s up to 1,200 acres of estate to explore. Who knows how many snowdrops you’ll see.

Snowdrops at Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula

Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd 

Spring sees Penrhyn’s parkland light up with flowers. Before making your way to the castle, stop off at the Keep. The parkland below is one of the best spots for spring flowers - they almost light up the castle. As you then make your way, you’ll see a sprinkle of snowdrops along the grassland on either side of the road - you could say they’re a carpet inviting you in.

Snowdrops carpeting the woodland at Plas yn Rhiw

Plas yn Rhiw, Llŷn Peninsula  

The dazzling snowdrop displays are the first sign that spring is on its way. They carpet the woodland floor and swamp the garden, a sight to behold. Llifon the Gardener has planted extra bulbs over the past year. We can’t wait to see them flourish soon. Don’t miss Plas yn Rhiw’s snowdrop displays at their best for two spectacular weekends on 4 and 5, 11 and 12 February, 11am-3pm.

Close up picture of snowdrops

Powis Castle, Welshpool 

Enjoy an elegant display of snowdrops at Powis Castle. Wander down to the bank, near the Bothy in the Formal Garden and you’ll see a variety of this delicate flower. Can you spot the difference between the Galanthus elwesii and Galanthus 'S. Arnott'? Look up towards the daffodil paddock and you’ll see a few Galanthus nivalis - almost impossible to reach but very impressive. Make sure you visit this February.