Places to See the Snowdrops to Brighten up the January Days

Although it can feel very bleak and grim after the fun and festivities of December, one of the earliest signs of the spring and the return of the flowers that brighten up the landscapes in the UK and Ireland are the snowdrops.

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These hardy plants create carpets of white in woodlands and gardens and bring with them the promise of springtime. Now is the time to wrap up warm in clothing like this womens aran sweater and head to one of these places to see them for yourself…

Batsford Arboretum – Near the pretty Cotswold village of Moreton in the Marsh is Batsford arboretum, a real delight for lovers of flowers and trees and the display of snowdrops here is no exception! Walk beneath the wintery trees that cover the 56 acres of land and see the snowdrops as well as the early crocus spread out through the arboretum.

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Belsay Hall Garden – Northumberland is a county that is known for its natural beauty and you will certainly find it here. The gardens at Belsay hall date back to the 1700s and the snowdrops can be found all around the gardens, as Lady Anne Middleton started the tradition of the lady of the house planting snowdrops around the garden.

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Doddington Place Garden – Kent is known as the garden of England, and here you will find a beautiful garden full of snowdrops! The giant Sequoia trees have plenty of the beautiful flowers around their base, in a garden that is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year.