Snowdrop Festival 2022
Up-Date – opening date is now 26/27 February
Shake off the winter and celebrate the National Garden Scheme’s 2022 Snowdrop Festival. Visit ngs.org.uk/snowdrops/ for more details
On a wintry day there is nothing better than visiting a garden gleaming with one of the earliest flowering plants of the year. February is an ideal time to see snowdrops along with hellebores, and other early spring flowers.
Spending time in one of our winter gardens is a great way to get out and enjoy gardens early in the year. There is something about snowdrops, tiny flowers they may be, but they do lift the spirits and tell us spring is coming.
Leicestershire National Garden scheme has a several gardens with fabulous snowdrops on display. Starting on the weekend of 26/27 February opening from 11 – 4pm is Hedgehog Hall at Tilton on the Hill LE7 9DE which has ½ an acre of beautifully managed garden with many snowdrops and early flowers displayed on terraces.
On the same weekend, in nearby Great Glen the garden at Westview 1, St Thomas’s Road LE8 9EH opens. There is so much to see including over 300 varieties of snowdrops and many winter treasures including cyclamen, hellebores, winter aconites, ranunculus ficaria, iris reticulata and early narcissus complimented by evergreen ferns, box and yew hedging. Depending on the weather, there may also be some crocus, and early flowering shrubs such as Hamamelis, (witch hazel) Sarcococca (box family) and Daphne. Hot soup and homemade bread rolls will be on sale to keep out any winter chill.