Snowdrop walks are a striking bloom in winter months when little else is growing, a walk through a blanket of snowdrops is a seasonal pleasure for many.
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 estate. Treat yourself to a hot drink or something tasty in the courtyard coffee shop; snug, warm and full of home baked produce.
Don’t miss the opportunity to take a guided house tour and see some of the rooms under cover from the deep winter clean. Learn a bit more about the conservation work that goes on behind the scenes.
For those who would like to have their very own snowdrop display at home, plants will also be available to buy (limited availability)
The Argory will be open every Saturday and Sunday in February from 12 – 5pm.