Top spots for snowdrops in the East of England

Beautiful drifts of white snowdrops are one of the great pleasures of visiting gardens at the end of winter. They transform woodland and garden floors in January and February and to help you get a closer look, here are some of the best places to see them in the East of England...

Snowdrops in the foreground, with the house behind

Anglesey Abbey 

Anglesey Abbey has one of the finest snowdrop collections in the country, with over 350 varieties of these delicate white flowers, many of which are rare. Take in their beauty amongst a collection of classical statues and wander through the Winter Garden, which is also at its prime at this time of year.

Snowdrops on the woodland floor

Ickworth 

Wander around Ickworth during the winter and you'll be in for a treat if you love snowdrops. Follow the path along Lady Geraldine's Walk and wind your way around Albana Walk, where snowdrops are complemented by the golden glow of aconites. If it is carpets of white you are looking for, this is the place to visit.

Snowdrops carpeting the floor in woodland

Oxburgh Hall 

White snowdrops and bright yellow aconites create quite the display at Oxburgh Hall during the winter. Venture into the Wilderness, My Lady’s Wood and along the north terrace, where thousands of these delicate flowers begin to emerge, all of which have been naturally seeded, rather than designed. Why not join us for a guided snowdrop walk on weekends from the end of January?

Delicate snowdrops in the grass

Peckover House & Garden 

At Peckover the garden gates open early in the year, so that you can enjoy what’s in season. The two-acre garden boasts beautiful snowdrops in January and February and our 300 year old orange trees will also be at their most bountiful. The Reed Barn tea-room is also open for warming soup and hot drinks to round off your visit.

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Sheringham Park 

Another beautiful setting enhanced by displays of snowdrops is Sheringham Park. The Upcher family left their estate to the National Trust, so it’s fitting that Galanthus plicatus ‘Upcher’ features throughout the Park, among other varieties.

Snowdrops and aconites in front of Rectory Restaurant

Wimpole Estate 

At Wimpole snowdrops and aconites can be found throughout the Pleasure Grounds and will be looking their best in February. Why not brighten up a dull winter day with a walk to see them?

create your own sea of white
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Create a snowdrop carpet in your garden 

January and February can be gloomy, but seeing a swathe of snowdrops has to be one of the best ways to brighten up your day. Now you can create your own snowy display at home with the help of some top tips from our gardeners.