National Garden Scheme

There is something irresistible about snowdrops. Their delicately nodding flowers lift our spirits and tell us spring is coming.

There are two gardens opening over the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Hedgehog Hall, Loddington Road, Tilton on the Hill LE7 9DE opens from 11am – 4pm. A beautifully maintained, organic garden, with a collection of over 300 snowdrops and early winter flowers. These are displayed on terraces, a great way to view snowdrops close up and to take photographs of so many different species. There will be refreshments on sale at St Peter’s Church. 

Westview 1 St Thomas’s Road Great Glen LE8 9EH from 11am-4pm is the second garden open that weekend. 

In addition to over 300 varieties of snowdrops, there will be winter colour provided by cyclamen, hellebores, winter aconites, ranunculus ficaria, iris reticulata and early narcissus, planted with evergreen ferns, yew and box hedging and topiary.

For this opening late in February the owners also expect crocus, scented shrubs such as witch hazel, Sarcococca and Daphne, to be flowering. There will be homemade soup and rolls on sale to help with any winter chill. 

On Sunday 3 March, we have a lovely garden opening in Melton Mowbray, at Tresillian House 67 Dalby Road LE13 0BQ from 11am-4pm. An early spring garden with lots of spring bulbs, blossom and spring shrubs such as Camellia and Magnolia.

Visiting one of our lovely winter gardens helps nursing and cancer charities. Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, our volunteers and garden visitors, in 2023 The National Garden Scheme donated over £3.4 million to our best loved charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

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Volunteer Press Officer Leicestershire National Garden Scheme