Snowdrops in the Green at Rainham Hall

Snowdrops bloom in the foreground. In the background, the lawn, trees, and in the far distance, the Hall.

Our snowdrops are blooming once again. The Garden at Rainham Hall would not be the same without its volunteers and the snowdrops have one in particular to thank.

Our Garden boasts a spectacular 5000 snowdrops, with the last batch being planted this January. All because one of our incredible volunteers, Linda, has kindly been donating 1000 snowdrops each year since the Hall opened to the public in 2015.

Linda has a unique history with the Hall and its Garden. She has been a dedicated volunteer - decades after she was a regular for the first time, as a small child attending the nursery in the 1940s. She featured in the second exhibition ‘Remembering the Day Nursery at Rainham Hall’ from 2017-18, as one of seven local people who shared their childhood stories.

Her generous donation of snowdrops continues to bring beautiful colour and life to the winter Garden each new year. To see the snowdrops for yourself, head down to the woodland borders and forest garden.

The Garden at Rainham Hall is a continuous community project so they may not be the only new thing you spot. Over the last few years, the woodland has been completely regenerated to be wildlife-friendly, with the installation of several natural play features for children as well. Over the coming months, the Garden team will be working on the Orchard project and growing produce for the Stables Café.

The Garden and Stables Café are free to enter. Please check our homepage for opening times.