Discover Wallington's snowdrops
One of the best things about this time of year is venturing outdoors on a crisp day to explore frosty landscapes and discover waking wildlife. And if you time it right, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful displays of snowdrops (and other spring bulbs too) in the garden and woodland at Wallington.
As the first bulbs to bloom each year, these delicate white flowers transform the woodland floors and add colour to any walk.
So, if you’re looking for fresh air and a brisk walk, take the opportunity to pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and stretch your legs with a snowdrop spotting stroll at Wallington.
As you walk round the courtyard look out for drifts of the common snowdrop as well as a few special varieties such as the 'Sandersii’, which have sulphur yellow markings instead of green. Then seek out the 'Flore Pleno’ snowdrops, which have double the amount of petals of their counterparts, before crossing the road to soak up the atmosphere of the tranquil East Wood.
Don't miss the Walled Garden
For even more snowdrops, venture into the walled garden and discover the Orchard Square (otherwise known as the Nuttery), a secluded area filled with snowdrops and emerging crocus. This colourful corner will brighten the dullest day.
Be sure to visit the beautiful Edwardian Conservatory on the terrace too. Originally created as a covered winter garden, it is home to a colourful array of plants throughout the year, including the Cymbidium orchid, Primula malacoides and Veltheimia bracteata.
Take in the fragrant smell and look out for the friendly resident robin who likes to make an appearance along with his wren friends.
A growing attraction
As well as all the snowdrops, 100,000 crocus will start to appear on the lawns in the walled garden later in the spring so keep checking the website and social media for updates and time your visit to see this extraordinary spectacle just right.