White magic at Springhill
The small, white, bell-shaped flowers are always a welcoming sight as winter draws to a close. Snowdrops, also known as Galanthus nivalis, are brave little flowers and the colder the weather, the longer they will last, with some flowering into March. Not only are the snowdrops brave enough to cope with whatever the weather throws at them, they are also the masters of subtlety. Their blue-grey spears have perforated the damp earth and their shoots have expanded, releasing their delicate, dangling green and white bells.
Come and meet these intrepid little flowers and enjoy an invigorating walk around the grounds and estate. The delightful display of these pretty winter flowers are a real credit to the Head Gardener, John Boyle, who over the last fifteen years has continually spread the bulbs from a small stock of snowdrops.
After all that walking, take the weight off your feet and relax in the Barn Cafe with a bowl of soup and wheaten bread or try a slab of our homemade carrot cake.
For any snowdrop enthusiasts there will be snowdrop talks running every Sunday in February at 2pm. You can find out everything you need to know about these winter flowers from our Galanthophile (snowdrop enthusiast).
Booking is essential for the snowdrop talks, as there’s limited availability. Please contact 028 8674 8210 to book a space.