Spring at Snowshill

Dovecote in spring

Snowshill Manor and Garden has woken up from its winter slumber in time for spring.

" ‘…T’is sweet life giving time of spring When all the Birds right blithely sing.’ "
- Charles Paget Wade

 

The manor

In the manor the covers are off and Charles Wade's collection of remarkable treasures is once more on show. Over the winter the collection has been carefully checked and cleaned. The scent of beeswax flows through the rooms, the samurai warriors gleam, the glasses sparkle and you could believe that with some wind in their sails the model ships could set forth.

The garden in spring

Charles Wade loved this time of year and his notebooks are full of the beauty of nature to be found in his garden and the surrounding countryside. As the days begin to lengthen and there is a hint of warmth in the air, dust off the cobwebs and come and explore the garden at Snowshill as it bursts into life after the stillness of winter.

The spring bulbs, planted by the garden team, over the winter start to peak through and are in full bloom by April and May. Sometimes the blossom in the orchards arrives later in the season - May is the best time to enjoy this specatular sight.

The surrounding fields will also soon be full of the Clun lambs, a feature of Snowshill and looked after by the tenant farmer. Their joyful play and noisy bleats heralds the coming of spring and never fails to delight visitors.