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.
Discover the snowdrop walk
An enchanting carpet of white will appear along the trail that's been planted through the East Wood, as thousands of snowdrops planted by the public start flowering.
Back in February 2015, visitors were invited to help the Wallington team plant 100,000 snowdrop bulbs and hundreds of people rallied round to help with the mammoth task - all 100,000 bulbs were planted in just nine days over the half-term holiday. In 2016 and 2017 a further 200,000 bulbs were added, again with the help of our half-term visitors, and the trail is now an impressive sight with delicate white flowers carpeting the woodland floor.
This year we're planting another 100,000 of these beautiful winter flowers and we need your help to do so so please come along during half-term, dress for mess and enjoy helping us to look after and enhance Wallington's garden.
Don't miss the Walled Garden
For even more snowdrops, venture into the walled garden and discover the winter garden, a secluded area filled with snowdrops, vibrant purple Iris and yellow winter aconite. 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’s home to a colourful array of plants throughout the year, including Jasmine, Begonia and Clerodendrum.
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.
The garden team have also planted colourful shrubs and trees along the length of the spring trail as well as expanding the winter garden in the walled garden.