A Calendar of Special Snowdrop Garden Openings, Talks, Events & Open Days for 2020

Snowdrop Events Calendar 2020

Welcome to my 2020 Snowdrop Gardens, Talks, Events, and Open Days Calendar!  Here are the dates, and all the details of the openings of the most beautiful and magnificent snowdrop gardens across the UK, Ireland, America, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands.  These gardens are all opening to allow visitors the chance to experience the joy of visiting their snowdrop collections.  You’ll also find details of snowdrop study days, open days, talks, lectures, and any other lovely snowdrop events happening in 2020 listed in this calendar!

It might seem as if I am publishing this calendar a little early, but for some snowdrop events, places are limited and prior booking is required – I don’t want any of my lovely readers to miss out.  Please do not print out this calendar, as I will be adding more snowdrop events, once they’re finalised and confirmed.  I will update this calendar with the details of new events as I find them.  If I’ve missed your snowdrop event, please contact me with the details, and I will update my calendar to include your event.

I hope you’ll enjoy the coming snowdrop season and this magical time of year!

How to use this calendar:
At the very top of this calendar, you’ll find a series of headings in red text.  If you click on a heading you’ll be whizzed straight over to that section of the calendar – to save you scrolling down.

I have broken down all of this calendar’s snowdrop events by month and by country (where further afield that the UK and Ireland).  At the top of this calendar, please click on the month, or the country, that you would like to view events for.  Within each section, I’ve separated the garden openings into categories, so you can easily find the gardens that are opening daily or on set days during each particular month.  I have listed the one off events each month by date, to make them easier to find, and I’ve listed the gardens that are open by prior arrangement for each month, too.  I hope this will enable you to quickly find the information you require and save you scrolling through any events that have passed already, or are not of interest to you.  When you’re ready – to save you scrolling up – click on the up arrow (found on the right hand side of the page), which will take you back to the top of this page.

Snowdrop Events held in January 2020

Snowdrop gardens open by prior arrangement during January 2020

During January 2020, Hoath House, Chiddingstone Hoath, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7DB, will be opening for the NGS, on selected Fridays, from 10am until 3pmPlease note that these openings are only available for visitors who pre-book with the garden owners.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Sunday 26th January 2020, Spring Platt, Boyton Court Road, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3BY, will be opening from 10am until 3pm.  Please note that this garden is only opening by prior arrangement – you’ll need to pre-book to visit this garden.  Spring Platt is a one acre garden that boasts a collection of over 400 different snowdrop varieties, will be opening for the NGS, for all the details – including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Monday 27th January 2020 and again on Thursday 30th January 2020Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH2 7SA, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  More information, including information for disabled gardeners can be found here.

Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, offer private, weekday snowdrop tours for groups, clubs, and societies (20-50 visitors) from Monday 27th January 2020 to Friday 28th February 2020.  Tours are guided by Sir Henry Elwes or Lady Elwes, together with Colesbourne Park’s Head Gardener, Arthur Cole; the garden tours give a uniquely personal look at the snowdrop collection and the gardens.  Tours start at 11am or 2pm, prior booking is required, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Wednesday 29th January 2020, Spring Platt, Boyton Court Road, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3BY, will be opening from 10am until 3pm.  Please note that this garden is only opening by prior arrangement – you’ll need to pre-book to visit this garden.  Spring Platt is a one acre garden that boasts a collection of over 400 different snowdrop varieties, will be opening for the NGS, for all the details – including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

Snowdrop events and garden openings calendar January 2020

On Saturday 18th January 2020Earsham Wetland Centre, Old Harleston Road, Earsham, Bungay, Norfolk, NR35 2AF, will be holding a Snowdrop Plant Fair from 10am to 2pm, with snowdrop sales from Monksilver and specialist growers.  Snowdrop expert, Joe Sharman will be giving a snowdrop lecture entitled, ‘All things White’.  For more details and to book your place, please click here.

Harveys Garden Plants are holding their annual Celebration of Snowdrops from 11am until 2.30pm, at Norton Village Hall, Norton, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3ND, on Saturday 18th January 2020.  This lovely celebration of snowdrops is held undercover, so visitors are protected, whatever the weather.  This event provides visitors with a chance to admire and buy rare snowdrop varieties from Harveys Garden Plants, Glen Chantry, John Foster, Michael Broadhurst, and Edulis Nursery.  There’s a 20% reduction on purchases of perennial plants (excluding bulbs) from Harveys Garden Plants.  Light refreshments will be available all day, in the cafe.  Entrance is £4 per person, £3 for RHS members; for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 25th January 2020, the Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS, are holding a special Japanese themed Snowdrop Kokedama Making Event, from 11am-1pm and again from 2pm-3.30pm.  If you’re interested in attending these classes, do remember to reserve your place!  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the Chelsea Physic Garden can be found here.

On Saturday 25th January 2020 and Sunday 26th January 2020Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, are holding their first Snowdrop Open Days of the season where visitors can admire the Elwes family’s extensive snowdrop collection, which features three hundred and fifty snowdrop varieties!  Colesbourne Park Snowdrop Open Days all open at 1pm, with last entries at 4.30pm.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Colesbourne Park can be found here.

On Saturday 25th January 2020Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, will be holding their Ultimate Snowdrop Sale, which opens from 10.30am until 12 noon (gates open at 7.30am).  A select range of nurseries will be selling both rare and more commonly seen snowdrops.  There’s a suggested donation of £3.50 and a small charge for parking.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Myddelton House Gardens can be found here.

On Sunday 26th January 2020, the Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS, are holding a special snowdrop event with snowdrop expert Joe Sharman from Monksilver Nursery, who will be giving a talk focusing on ‘The Wonderful World of Snowdrops’ at 11.30am.  Joe will give the same talk again at 2pm, after which Joe will take visitors on a tour of the snowdrops in the garden.  Please note that this talk will be held in the Gallery, above the cafe (there’s no lift to this room). For all the details and to book your place, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the Chelsea Physic Garden can be found here.

On Sunday 26th January 2020, Copton Ash, 105 Ashford Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8XW, will be opening from 12 noon until 4pm.  Copton Ash is a one and a half acre garden; this private garden will be opening for the NGS.  Visitors can admire snowdrops, Hellebores and alpine plants, for all the details, please click here.

On Wednesday 29th January 2020, Yew Tree Cottage, Poundsbridge, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AL, will be opening from 12 noon until 4pm for the NGS.  This is a private garden with a steep hillside location; the garden has been created in a romantic style.  For all the details – including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

At Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, you can visit Welford’s picturesque beech woods, which are underplanted with carpets of Galanthus nivalis.  While the rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in the formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are opening for the start of their snowdrop season on Wednesday 29th January 2020, Thursday 30th January 2020, and Friday 31st January 2020, when the gardens are open from 11am until 4pm.  Please note – the gardens at Welford Park are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Welford Park is a private home, please check their opening times before visiting the gardens, if you’re interested, you’ll find all the details here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Snowdrop gardens opening daily or weekly during January 2020

During January 2020Ardmaddy Castle, Oban, Argyll, Scotland, PA34 4QY, are opening daily from 9am until dusk, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, to allow visitors to see the castle’s snowdrop collection.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

From Saturday 25th January 2020 to Sunday 8th March 2020Cringletie House Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Peebleshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8PL is taking part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Explore Cringletie House Hotel’s nature trail and admire the snowdrops growing in the gardens and grounds, stop for a light lunch or a snowdrop afternoon tea.  The hotel is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden with swathes of snowdrops.  Kailzie Gardens are a lovely place to take a snowdrop walk.  Kailzie Gardens are open daily from 10am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

In winter, the gardens of Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucester Road, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TH, are carpeted with snowdrops.  You can find more information about Painswick Rococo Garden’s snowdrop collection, here; for all the details about this garden, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

The Winter Garden and Lime Walk boast the best displays of snowdrops at Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  The team at this National Trust garden planted an additional 4000 snowdrop bulbs last year to add to their impressive collection.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD.  Winkworth Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit, visitors can admire displays of Galanthus nivalis planted near the tearoom.  Snowdrops can also be spotted on the Upper Arboretum and along the Spring Walk.  Winkworth Arboretum is situated on a steep site, with uneven, rough ground, which is exacerbated due to the many tree roots, so it’s not easy for disabled visitors, but this is a beautiful location, which makes for a lovely walk.  The arboretum is a good place to spot wildlife, there’s a lake and a great many fantastic trees.
Information for disabled visitors to Winkworth Arboretum can be found by clicking here.

Snowdrop Events held in February 2020

Snowdrop gardens open by prior arrangement during February 2020

From Saturday 1st February 2020 to Saturday 29th February 202010 Pilmuir Road West, Forres, Highland, Scotland, IV36 2HL, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  For all the details, please click here.

During February 2020, Craichlaw, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 0DQ will be opening by prior arrangement for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Craichlaw’s grounds feature formal gardens close to the house surrounded by lochs and woodland.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

During February 2020, Duntreath Castle, Blanefield, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 9AJ, will be opening by prior arrangement for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Duntreath Castle’s grounds feature a 15th century keep and a gatehouse chapel.  The gardens feature both mature and new plantings.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

During February 2020 – Snowdrop Tours at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ.  The Garden House opens from 11am until 3pm.   Take a tour to learn more about the snowdrop collection at the Garden House, where visitors can see swathes of snowdrops, including over 100 named snowdrop varieties.  Snowdrop tours must be booked in advance, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

During February, The Old Rectory, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8LX, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the NGS Snowdrop Festival – Please contact the owner to make arrangements to view the gardens (email: keproudfoot@gmail.com tel: 01474 707513).  Entry £5, children free.  This is a one and a half acre garden with impressive display of established naturalised snowdrops and winter aconites.  Visitors can admire about 120 named snowdrop varieties, growing alongside other early-flowering perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees.  The garden at the Old Rectory has been created by the present owners over past 35 years.  Home-made teas are available.  Disabled access: gentle slope, gravel drive, some narrow paths.  More information can be found here.

From Saturday 1st February 2020 to Saturday 29th February 2020Kirkton Manor House, Peebles, Peebleshire, Scotland, EH45 9JH, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This lovely 2 acre country garden is set in the Manor Valley.  Visitors can explore the grass paths along by the side of the burn and take in the garden’s open views.  For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 1st February 2020 and Sunday 2nd February 2020, Spring Platt, Boyton Court Road, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3BY, will be opening from 10am until 3pm.  Please note that this garden is only opening by prior arrangement – you’ll need to pre-book to visit this garden.  Spring Platt is a one acre garden that boasts a collection of over 400 different snowdrop varieties, will be opening for the NGS, for all the details – including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Monday 3rd February 2020Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH2 7SA, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  More information, including information for disabled gardeners can be found here.

On Wednesday 5th February 2020, Spring Platt, Boyton Court Road, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3BY, will be opening from 10am until 3pm.  Please note that this garden is only opening by prior arrangement – you’ll need to pre-book to visit this garden.  Spring Platt is a one acre garden that boasts a collection of over 400 different snowdrop varieties, will be opening for the NGS, for all the details – including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Thursday 6th February 2020, Monday 10th February 2020, Thursday 13th February 2020, Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH2 7SA, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  More information, including information for disabled gardeners can be found here.

From Sunday 9th February 2020 to Saturday 29th February 2020Cleghorn, Cleghorn Farm, Lanark, Scotland, ML11 7RN, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This eighteen century garden is in the process of being renovated, the gardens are carpeted with masses of snowdrops.  Further information, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

From Sunday 9th February 2020 to Saturday 29th February 2020, Craig, Langholm, Scotland, DG13 0NZ, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, to allow visitors to see their collection of snowdrops.  There’s a woodland snowdrop walk; you’ll also find snowdrops growing in the area around the house and along by the river.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

From Saturday 15th February 2020 through until Saturday 29th February 2020, Barholm Castle Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, DG7 2EZ, will be opening by prior arrangement from the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Barholm Castle grounds include a walled garden, a courtyard garden, a wooded ravine, a rockery, shrub borders, a pond and a fernery, More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 15th February 2020, Sunday 16th February 2020, and Monday 17th February 2020 Shirley Carman-Martin is opening her small garden by appointment, for the National Garden Scheme.  Visitors can admire 150 different varieties of snowdrops that have been lovingly grown in this small, sheltered garden.  Winter flowering shrubs, including Daphne bholua compliment the garden’s snowdrops.  Refreshments are served indoors and snowdrops are offered for sale.  If you’d like to visit this garden, please email shirleycarmanmartin@gmail.com or telephone 01444 473520 to book your place to view Shirley’s garden.

On Monday 17th February 2020, Thursday 20th February 2020, Monday 24th February 2020, and Thursday 27th February 2020, Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH2 7SA, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  More information, including information for disabled gardeners can be found here.

Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, offer private, weekday snowdrop tours for groups, clubs, and societies (20-50 visitors) from Monday 27th January 2020 to Friday 28th February 2020.  Tours are guided by Sir Henry Elwes or Lady Elwes, together with Colesbourne Park’s Head Gardener, Arthur Cole; the garden tours give a uniquely personal look at the snowdrop collection and the gardens.  Tours start at 11am or 2pm, prior booking is required, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

During February 2020, Hoath House, Chiddingstone Hoath, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7DB, will be opening for the NGS, on selected Fridays, from 10am until 3pmPlease note that these openings are only available for visitors who pre-book with the garden owners.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

Knowle Hill Farm, Ulcombe, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1ES.  This two acre garden, which is situated on the south facing slopes of the North Downs, has been in creation for the past thirty years.  Visitors can admire the gardens’ snowdrops, which include 100 named varieties, a spreading carpet of Galanthus nivalis, and self sown Galanthus elwesii and Galanthus plicatus, amongst hellebores, and topiary, with hot sausage rolls on these special open days!  The owner of Knowle Hill Farm is happy to receive small groups of visitors with prior notice during February, please see Knowle Hill Farm’s website for contact details and more information.

Durng February 2020Pembury House Garden, Ditchling Road (New Road) in Clayton, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9PH, will be open for the NGS to groups and individuals who book in advance – opening times are mornings, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, or afternoons, from 2pm until 4pm.  For all the details and to see the dates available, please click here.

Snowdrop events and garden openings calendar February 2020

The Alpine Garden Society are holding their annual Snowdrop Day from 9am until 4pm, on Saturday 1st February 2020, at Ford Hall, Lilleshall National Conferencing Centre, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT.  The AGS Snowdrop Day features snowdrop lectures from: Ian Young, who will be giving a talk about, ‘Waves of Colour’, Joe Sharman, who is giving a lecture entitled, ‘Poculiform Snowdrops’, and Matt Bishop, who will be giving a Snowdrop lecture.  There will also be a snowdrop question and answer session.  Attendees can purchase snowdrops at the AGS Plant Sale, which is open until 4.30pm, nurseries attending include: Matt Bishop, Edulis, Monksilver, Ivycroft, Glen Chantry, and Woodchippings.  There will also be an AGS stand, where a selection of gardening books and merchandise are available for purchase.  This is a popular event where the tickets are sold in advance, and places are limited – it’s wise to buy your tickets early.  For all the information, including details of the hot two course lunch and coffee, please click here.

On Saturday 1st February 2020, a Snowdrop Gala, with other spring treasures, will be held from 9.30am until 5pm, at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, near Altamont, Tullow, Co Carlow, Ireland.  Catherine Erskine, from Cambo Estate will be giving a talk entitled ‘The Restoration of Cambo Stables and Gardens fuelled by Snowdrops’.   While Ross Barbour and Helen Picton, from Old Court Nurseries, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Snowdrops need Friends too’ at this special snowdrop event.  There will be a guided tour of Altamont with Paul Cutler.  Plus there will be a plant sale with stalls from: Avon Bulbs, Altamont Plants, Coosheen Plants, and Hellebores from Ashwood and Harvington Nurseries, will all be at the Plant and Bulb Sale.  Tickets are €90 (make cheques payable to Robert Miller of Atamont Plants) if purchased before the 24th January 2020, which includes the lectures, lunch at Mount Wolseley Manor, admission to the bulb sale, a guided tour, and afternoon tea and cake at Altamont.  To book your place at this special Snowdrop Gala, or for more details, contact Hester Forde of Coosheen Garden – you can telephone Hester on 086 865 4972 or email – hesterforde@gmail.com, or alternatively contact Robert Miller of Altamont Plants – telephone Robert on 087 982 2135 or email sales@altamontplants.com

Saturday 1st February 2020Avon Bulbs Snowdrop Sale at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Saturday 1st February 2020 and Sunday 2nd February 2020Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Saturday 1st February 2020 and Sunday 2nd February 2020 – Steve Owen holds the largest National Collection of Galanthus.  Steve’s collection features over 1800 different snowdrop varieties, which is pretty amazing!  You can see Steve’s fantastic collection of snowdrops and many early flowering Daphnes, at this weekend’s garden openings (for the Yellow Book Scheme) from 10am until 4pm, at 127 Stoke Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2SR.  Entry is £5 for adults, children go free.  Some snowdrops will be offered for sale to visitors.  NB.  Please note, there are no refreshments or toilet facilities.  Parking is in nearby streets.  Guide dogs only, please.  There is wheelchair access to about half of the garden.

Saturday 1st February 2020 and Sunday 2nd February 2020Snowdrop Weekend at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH.  RHS Garden Rosemoor will be spending this special weekend celebrating snowdrops!  Specialist nurseries: Elworthy Cottage Plants, Triffids Nursery, and Desirable Plants, will be selling snowdrops from 10am until 3pm in the Lecture Hall.  If you want to learn more about snowdrops, don’t miss Dr. Julian Sutton’s illustrated talk, ‘Snowdrops in Context’ – in the Small Garden Room at 2pm on Saturday and at 11.30am on Sunday.  This talk is free with the usual garden admission charge and is free for RHS members.  While, outside, guided tours (Guided tours will run at 11.30am on Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday) will help visitors find the best views of Rosemoor’s snowdrop and early spring floral displays, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Rosemoor can be found here.

On Saturday 1st February 2020 and Sunday 2nd February 2020Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, TD5 7SF, will be holding a Snowdrop Weekend, from 10.30am until 4pm, to allow visitors to see their collection of snowdrops.  £5 entry for adults, with 20% off for RHS members and free entry for children.  For all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 2nd February 2020East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN, will host a Snowdrop Specialist Growers Day, which will commence at 10am.  Specialist growers will be selling snowdrops and Matt Bishop will be giving a talk at 1pm.  The garden at East Ruston will be open for this event; visitors can admire snowdrops, Daphnes, and other early spring flowers.  Refreshments are available, for all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 2nd February 2020, Highdown Gardens, Littlehampton Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6FB, are opening for the NGS, from 10.30am until 4pm.  Highdown Gardens are currently closed as improvement work is carried out; so this is a special chance to see the garden’s snowdrop collection this year.  For more information about the snowdrops at Highdown and for all the details about this event, including details of Highdown’s guided tours, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 2nd February 2020, Mapperton Gardens, Mapperton, nr Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR, are holding a Snowdrop Sunday, from 11am – 4pm.  Visitors can admire Mapperton’s snowdrops; look out for crocus, and early flowering daffodils.  For all the details, please click here.

On Tuesday 4th February 2020, at Rhuddlan Community Centre, Parliament Street, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, LL18 5PU, Plant Heritage are hosting a talk about snowdrops at 7.30pm.  At this meeting, Edwin Roberts will give a talk entitled, ‘Snowdrops, from landscape to cabinet of curiosities’.  Entry is £2 for Plant Heritage members and £3 for visitors; for all the details, please click here.

On Wednesday 5th February 2020 – from 10am until 11.30am, Cambo Estate Gardens, Kingsbarns, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 8QD, are holding a Babes in the Woods Magical Snowdrop Walk for wee ones.  For all the details, please click here.

Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, are opening from 1pm until 4pm, for a special Snowdrop Day on Wednesday the 5th February 2020.  Tickets are £12 per person and must be booked in advance, for all the details, please click here.

On Friday 7th February 2020, Saturday 8th February 2020, and Sunday 9th February 2020, Barjarg Tower, Dumfriesshire, Auldgirth, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG2 0TN, will be opening from 10am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

Friday 7th February, Saturday 8th February 2020 and Sunday 9th February 2020Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 8th February 2020Ashwood Nurseries, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 0AE, are holding a special John’s Garden Open Day, from 10am until 4pmJohn’s Garden was created by John Massey.  This lovely garden features many plants that are at their best in winter, including: snowdrops, cyclamen, winter aconites, Hellebores, trees, and conifers.  Refreshments are available in the Tea Room.  Named snowdrops, Hellebores, ferns, winter and spring flowering bulbs will be available to purchase.  For all the details, please click here.

Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, are holding a special Snowdrop Kokedama Workshop on Saturday 8th February 2020.  Head Gardener, Joshua Sparks will be sharing the secrets of the Japanese skill of Kokedama, to create beautiful hanging moss balls, to display snowdrops. Tickets are £25 and include entry to the gardens, tea, coffee, and cake.  To find out more details or to book your place, please click here.

On Saturday 8th February 2020, the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Study Day opens at 9.15am for registration, tea, and coffee, followed at 10am by Kew Gardens’ Senior Research Leader of Plant Resources, Dr. Aaron Davis talk entitled, ‘Discovering and Understanding Snowdrop Species Past and Present.  At 11am Snowdrop Specialist and Nurseryman, Matt Bishop will be giving a talk entitled, ‘Future Trending: Mixed Mutant Phenotypes’.  At 12 noon there’s a soup and cake lunch and VIP entry into the Snowdrop Sale at the Guildhall in the Town Hall, on Shaftesbury High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8LY.  At 1pm There’s public entry into the Snowdrop Sale.  At 2pm there’s entry to the Old Rectory, East Orchard.  Then, from 2-2.30pm there’s a Q&A with a panel of snowdrop experts; this is followed at 2.45pm by a talk from the Director of Yorkshire Arboretum, Dr. John Grimshaw, entitled, ‘Woody Plants for the Winter Garden’.  This all takes place in Shaftesbury Art Centre, 13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AR.  This event closes at 4pm.  For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 8th February 2020 and Sunday 9th February 2020, the Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF, are holding a Stroud Snowdrop Celebration from 11am until 4pm.  The museum will be hosting craft workshops and plant stalls, including a stall from Avon bulbs, who will be selling snowdrops and other bulbs.  Over this special weekend the Museum in the Park will also be celebrating the story of the Giant Snowdrop Company, a local business, based in Hyde.  From the 1950s to the mid 1960s, the Giant Snowdrop Company offered snowdrops for sale via mail order, allowing snowdrops to be more accessible to gardeners.  Visitors can admire The Giant Snowdrop Company’s catalogues, read notes on the most popular snowdrop varieties at the time, see the medals these snowdrop growers won, and read the letters they received.  While, in the walled garden, visitors can enjoy a display of snowdrops that are connected with the Giant Snowdrop Company, including Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’, and snowdrops named after family members, known as the Hyde four, and other notable snowdrop varieties.  On Saturday 8th February 2020, author, Jane Kilpatrick will be giving a talk entitled, ‘The Five Valleys: at the heart of the snowdrop story’ – bookings open on the 25th January 2020.  For all the details of this weekend of snowdrop celebrations, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 8th February 2020 and Sunday 9th February 2020Gargunnock House Gardens, Gargunnock, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3AZ, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This special garden features a three acre walled garden and woodland walks, which are planted with snowdrops and 40 varieties of daffodils.  More information, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

On Saturday 8th February 2020, Hever Castle are holding a special Snowdrop Talk, in their Pavilion Restaurant, at Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG, at 1pm.  Snowdrop expert, Val Bourne will be giving a talk about snowdrops, entitled, ‘The wonderful world of Galanthophilia’.  This event would create the perfect opportunity to visit the gardens at Hever, where 80,000 snowdrops have been planted in recent years.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Saturday 8th February 2020 and Sunday 9th February 2020 – Snowdrop Weekends at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors can celebrate the glory of snowdrops in the gardens and along by the moat in the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace.  There are children’s activities, including crafting, and there’s the chance to purchase snowdrops from the Plant Stall.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Saturday 8th February 2020 and Sunday 9th February 2020, Kilbryde Castle, Kilbryde, Dunblane, Scotland, FK15 9NF, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  The 12 acre gardens at Kilbryde Castle feature formal, woodland, and wild areas.  The Snowdrops are said to be glorious and the gardens are situated in a lovely spot, above the Ardoch Burn.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Knowle Hill Farm, Ulcombe, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1ES, will be opening on Saturday 8th February 2020 and Sunday 9th February 2020, and Monday 10th February 2020, from 11am until 3pm, for the NGS.  This two acre garden, which is situated on the south facing slopes of the North Downs, has been in creation for the past thirty years.  Visitors can admire the gardens’ snowdrops, which include 100 named varieties, a spreading carpet of Galanthus nivalis, and self sown Galanthus elwesii and Galanthus plicatus, amongst hellebores, and topiary, with hot sausage rolls on these special open days!  The owner of Knowle Hill Farm is happy to receive small groups of visitors with prior notice during February, please see Knowle Hill Farm’s website for contact details.

On Sunday 9th February 2020, Mapperton Gardens, Mapperton, nr Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR, are holding a Snowdrop Sunday, from 11am – 4pm.  Visitors can admire Mapperton’s snowdrops; look out for crocus, and early flowering daffodils.  For all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 9th February 2020, there’s a Snowdrop Garden Open Day from 11am until 4pm, at Brockamin, Old Hills, Callow End, Worcestershire, WR2 4TQ.  Visitors can explore this one and a half acre informal garden and view Dr Margaret Stone’s snowdrop collection.  There’s the chance to purchase plants from the Plant Sale and enjoy teas and home-made cakes.  This Open Day has been arranged to support the NGS and Plant Heritage.  For all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 9th February 2020, there’s a Snowdrop and Early Spring Plant Fair at Hole Park, Benenden Road, Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4JA.  This special plant fair opens from 11am until 3pm, admission is £4.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 9th February 2020, Mere House, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5NB, will be opening their snowdrop garden from 2pm until 5pm, for the NGS.  For all the details and more information about this garden, please click here.

On Monday 10th February 2020, Tuesday 11th February 2020, Wednesday 12th February 2020, Thursday 13th February 2020, Friday 14th February 2020, Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020Gargunnock House Gardens, Gargunnock, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3AZ, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This special garden features a three acre walled garden and woodland walks, which are planted with snowdrops and 40 varieties of daffodils.  More information, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

On Monday 10th February 2020, Tuesday 11th February 2020, Wednesday 12th February 2020, Thursday 13th February 2020, Friday 14th February 2020, Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020, Kilbryde Castle, Kilbryde, Dunblane, Scotland, FK15 9NF, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  The 12 acre gardens at Kilbryde Castle feature formal, woodland, and wild areas.  The Snowdrops are said to be glorious and the gardens are situated in a lovely spot, above the Ardoch Burn.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Wednesday 12th February 2020, Hoath House, Chiddingstone Hoath, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7DB, will be opening for the NGS, from 11.30am until 4.30pm.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Wednesday 12th February 2020, Yew Tree Cottage, Poundsbridge, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AL, will be opening from 12 noon until 4pm for the NGS.  This is a private garden with a steep hillside location; the garden has been created in a romantic style.  For all the details – including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Wednesday 12th February 2020 and Thursday 13th February 2020, Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, will be holding a Plant Sale.  Edulis Nursery will be selling snowdrops shade plants, and trees, Visitors can admire Welford’s picturesque beech woods, which are underplanted with magnificent carpets of Galanthus nivalis.  While rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in Welford’s formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are open from 11am until 4pm.  For more information, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Thursday 13th February 2020Ashwood Nurseries, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 0AE, are holding a special event with snowdrop expert Rod Leeds, who’ll be giving a lecture entitled, Snowdrop Magic: Snowdrops Close Up, at 10.45am and again at 12.15pm.  Weather permitting, attendees will have the chance to visit John’s Garden after the lecture  This lovely garden features many plants that are at their best in winter, including: snowdrops, cyclamen, winter aconites, Hellebores, trees, and conifers.  Refreshments are available in the Tea Room.  Named snowdrops, Hellebores, ferns, winter and spring flowering bulbs will be available to purchase.  For all the details and to reserve your place, please click here.

On Friday 14th February 2020, Saturday 15th February 2020, and Sunday 16th February 2020Yeo Valley Organic Gardens, Holt Farm, Bath Road, Blagdon, North Somerset, BS40 7SQ, will be opening from 10am until 4pm, as part of the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival.  This is a super opportunity to see the gardens when they’re normally closed to the public.  Tea, coffee, and cakes will be available in the cafe.  Entry is £5 per person, with no charge for children under 16 years of age.  NB. This is a working farm, so dogs are not allowed; for all the details, please click hereDirections are here.

On Friday 14th February 2020, Saturday 15th February 2020, and Sunday 16th February 2020Kilver Court Gardens, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5NF, will be offering half-price entry to their restored gardens during the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival.  This is a super opportunity to see the gardens in their winter glory.  Refreshments will be available in the cafe.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Friday 14th February, Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Friday 14th February 2020, there’s a Celebration of Snowdrops Guided Walk from 11am until 12.30pm, at Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Clacton Road, Elmstead, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB.  The Director of the gardens is David Ward, David is a snowdrop enthusiast – he’ll be leading this walk.  For all the details and to book your place, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Friday 14th February 2020The Picton Garden, Walwyn Road, near Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6QE, will be opening from 11am until 5pm, for the NGS.  This one and a half acre garden features over 300 varieties of snowdrops.  Explore The Picton Garden’s winding paths; you’ll find snowdrops growing alongside crocus, daffodils, and hellebores, beneath the trees, in the woodland area of the garden.  No dogs, please.  For more information about the garden, please click here.

On Friday 14th February 2020Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, will be holding a Plant Sale.  Foxglove Nursery will be selling snowdrops.  Visitors can admire Welford’s picturesque beech woods, which are underplanted with magnificent carpets of Galanthus nivalis.  While rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in Welford’s formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are open from 11am until 4pm.  For more information, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 15th February 2020Blair House, Blair Estate, Dalry, North Ayreshire, Scotland, KA24 4ER, is opening from 12 noon until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This special opening allows visitors to enjoy a snowdrop walk in the private gardens of Blair House.  You’ll find more details, including information for disabled visitors, here.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, DUE TO STORM DENNIS: Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, are opening from 1pm until 4pm, for a special Snowdrop Day on Saturday the 15th February 2020.  Tickets are £12 per person and must be booked in advance, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 15th February 2020, Ballyrobert Gardens, 145 Ballyrobert Road, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, BT39 9RT, are holding a Snowdrop Open Day from 2pm until 4.30pm.  Visitors can admire over 200 snowdrop varieties at Ballyrobert Gardens, as well as Hellebores, cyclamen, and other plants that shine during winter.  You can book your place in advance, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 15th February 2020, there’s a Celebration of Snowdrops Guided Walk from 11am until 12.30pm, at Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Clacton Road, Elmstead, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB.  The Director of the gardens is David Ward; David is a snowdrop enthusiast – he’ll be leading this walk.  For all the details and to book your place, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020 – Snowdrop Weekends at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors can celebrate the glory of snowdrops in the gardens and along by the moat in the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace.  There are children’s activities, including crafting, and there’s the chance to purchase snowdrops from the Plant Stall.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020, there’s a Snowdrop Weekend at Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3JH.  Open from 10.30am until 4pm, visitors can join guided tours of Gilbert White’s Garden where they can admire the snowdrops in the gardens and learn more about these beautiful flowers.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020, Hollydyke House, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0RD, will be opening for the NGS from 11.30am until 3.30pm.  This three acre garden is carpeted with snowdrops in February.  Visitors can admire the snowdrop drifts alongside hellebores, crocus, and trees.  The local church (St John the Baptist) has more snowdrops; for all the details, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS: On Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020Primrose Bank, Dauby Lane, Kexby, York, YO41 5LH, are opening their winter garden from 10am to 4pm to raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust.  Visitors can explore this developing winter and spring garden.  There will be talks, gardeners’ question time, refreshments, and the auction of one of Dryad Nursery’s sought after Dryad Gold snowdrop bulbs!  Snowdrops, Hepatica, Narcissus, and other plants for sale from Primrose Bank Nursery, Anne Wright of Dryad Nursery, and Michael Myers.  Please note: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

On Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020, Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival, opens in the marketplace, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, from 10am until 4pm.  Specialist snowdrop growers and nurseries will be selling snowdrop bulbs. For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020Braco Castle, Braco, Fife, Scotland, FK15 9LA, will be opening from 10am until 5pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This 19th century landscape garden boasts a marvellous collection of trees, shrubs, bulbs, and other plants.  Visitors can enjoy the garden’s spectacular collection of bulbs and take in the views to the Ochils.  More details, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

On Saturday 15th February 2020, Sunday 16th February 2020, Monday 17th February 2020, Tuesday 18th February 2020, Wednesday 19th February 2020, Thursday 20th February 2020, Friday 21st February 2020, Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020, Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4AY, have a family snowdrop trail, to help visitors discover the best views of the snowdrops at Ness Botanic Gardens.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Ness Botanic Gardens can be found by clicking here.

On Sunday 16th February 2020, Chawton House, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, are opening for a special Snowdrop Sunday, to allow visitors to see the snowdrops in the gardens of Jane Austen’s home.  This event opens from 11am until 4pm; there’s a special snowdrop themed menu in the tearoom.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 16th February 2020Cloan, by Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH3 1PP, is opening from 10am until 3pm, to allow visitors to see the snowdrops flowering in this two acre garden.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Sunday 16th February 2020, Copton Ash, 105 Ashford Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8XW, will be opening from 12 noon until 4pm.  Copton Ash is a one and a half acre garden; this private garden will be opening for the NGS.  Visitors can admire snowdrops, Hellebores and alpine plants, for all the details, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS: Great Comp Gardens are usually closed during February, so this special day, The Snowdrop Sensation Plant Fair, held on Sunday 16th February 2020, (The Plant Fair is open from 10am until 12 noon, but Great Comp Gardens are open until 4pm) provides a lovely opportunity to view Great Comp’s collection of snowdrops, hellebores, and other winter flowering plants and purchase some pretty snowdrops and early spring flowering plants.  Snowdrop Expert – Botanist, Andy Byfield will be giving a talk about snowdrops entitled, ‘To Anatolia and Beyond, in Search of Snowdrops‘.  Great Comp’s tea room will be serving delicious lunches and refreshments.  PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Comp Gardens can be found here.

On Sunday 16th February 2020Craig, Langholm, Scotland, DG13 0NZ, will be opening from 12 noon until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, to allow visitors to see their collection of snowdrops.  There’s a woodland snowdrop walk; you’ll also find snowdrops growing in the area around the house and along by the river.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

The Hardy Plant Society’s Galanthus Group are holding their AGM and Study Day on Sunday 16th February 2020, in Nottinghamshire, from 9.30am until 4pm.  Attendees will enjoy two talks: one given by Anne Repnow and another talk given by Mark Brown.  Delegates will spend the afternoon visiting two members’ gardens in Tuxford.  Please note, this event is only open to members of the Hardy Plant Society and the HPS Galanthus Group, for all the details including information on joining these lovely groups, please click here.

On Sunday 16th February 2020, Mapperton Gardens, Mapperton, nr Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR, are holding a Snowdrop Sunday, from 11am – 4pm.  Visitors can admire Mapperton’s snowdrops; look out for crocus, and early flowering daffodils.  For all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 16th February 2020, Millichope Park, Munslow, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9HA, will be opening their gardens from 2pm until 5pm, for the NGS.  Millichope Park’s historic gardens extend to 14 acres and include lakes and woodland walks.  In February, visitors can admire Millichope Park’s snowdrop collection.  For all the details and more information about this garden, please click here.

On Sunday 16th February 2020, Mere House, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5NB, will be opening their snowdrop garden from 2pm until 5pm, for the NGS.  For all the details and more information about this garden, please click here.

On Sunday 16th February 2020, Weeping Ash Garden, Bents Garden & Home, Warrington Road, Glazebury, Cheshire, WA3 5NS, is opening for the NGS from 10.30am until 4pm.  For all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 16th February 2020, West Drive Gardens, West Drive, Gatley, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK8 4JJ, will be opening for the NGS, from 12 noon until 3pm.  For all the details, please click here.

Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, are holding a Snowdrop Study Day on Monday 17th February 2020.  This special study day starts at 10am and finishes at 3.30pm.  Snowdrops will be available for purchase.  Attendees will be able to enjoy a private viewing of the Colesbourne Park snowdrop collection and will enjoy talks from snowdrop experts.  At this year’s event, visitors will hear a talk from Author and Botanist, Dr. John Grimshaw and the Author of the ‘Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops‘, Naomi Slade.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Monday 17th February 2020, Tuesday 18th February 2020, Wednesday 19th February 2020, Thursday 20th February 2020, Friday 21st February 2020, Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020Gargunnock House Gardens, Gargunnock, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3AZ, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This special garden features a three acre walled garden and woodland walks, which are planted with snowdrops and 40 varieties of daffodils.  More information, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

On Monday 17th February 2020, Tuesday 18th February 2020, Wednesday 19th February 2020, Thursday 20th February 2020, Friday 21st February 2020, Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020, Kilbryde Castle, Kilbryde, Dunblane, Scotland, FK15 9NF, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  The 12 acre gardens at Kilbryde Castle feature formal, woodland, and wild areas.  The Snowdrops are said to be glorious and the gardens are situated in a lovely spot, above the Ardoch Burn.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Monday 17th February 2020, Mere House, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5NB, will be holding a Snowdrop Afternoon for the NGS from 2pm until 5pm.  For more information, please click here.

On Monday 17th February 2020, Tuesday 18th February 2020, Wednesday 19th February 2020, Thursday 20th February 2020, Friday 21st February 2020, Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020, Braco Castle, Braco, Fife, Scotland, FK15 9LA, will be opening from 10am until 5pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This 19th century landscape garden boasts a marvellous collection of trees, shrubs, bulbs, and other plants.  Visitors can enjoy the garden’s spectacular collection of bulbs and take in the views to the Ochils.  More details, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

On Monday 17th February 2020, Tuesday 18th February 2020, and Wednesday 19th February 2020, Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ, will be opening for the NGS, from 10.30am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can explore the gardens, admire Swarthmoor Hall’s snowdrops and take in the sights of the formal gardens and wildflower areas, which include a wild crocus meadow.  For all the details, please click here.

On Wednesday 19th February 2020 and Thursday 20th February 2020, Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, will be holding a Plant Sale.  Elworthy Cottage Plants will be selling snowdrops Epimediums, hardy Geraniums, and Pulmonarias.  Visitors can admire Welford’s picturesque beech woods, which are underplanted with magnificent carpets of Galanthus nivalis.  While rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in Welford’s formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are open from 11am until 4pm.  For more information, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Thursday 20th February 2020 and Friday 21st February 2020, Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ, will be opening for the NGS, from 10.30am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can explore the gardens, admire Swarthmoor Hall’s snowdrops and take in the sights of the formal gardens and wildflower areas, which include a wild crocus meadow.  For all the details, please click here.

On Friday 21st February 2020, Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, are opening their garden to allow free entry for Royal Horticultural Society members.  Visitors can admire the Elwes family’s extensive snowdrop collection, which features three hundred and fifty snowdrop varieties!  Colesbourne Park opens at 1pm, with last entries at 4.30pm.  Don’t forget to bring your RHS membership card; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Colesbourne Park can be found here.

Friday 21st February, Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 22nd February 2020, Chawton House, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, are holding a special Snowdrop Photography Workshop, from 10am until 2.30pm.  Attendees will learn techniques to help them take great photos of the snowdrops in the gardens of Jane Austen’s home.  To book online and for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, are holding a special Snowdrop Kokedama Workshop on Saturday 22nd February 2020.  Head Gardener, Joshua Sparks will be sharing the secrets of the Japanese skill of Kokedama, to create beautiful hanging moss balls, to display snowdrops. Tickets are £25 and include entry to the gardens, tea, coffee, and cake.  To find out more details or to book your place, please click here.

On Saturday 22nd February 2020, the Scottish Rock Garden Club will be holding their Early Bulb Day from 10am until 4pm, at Victoria Hall, Dunblane, Scotland, FK15 9EX.  Visitors to this event have the opportunity to hear horticultural talks and enjoy seasonal displays and plant sales.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 22nd February 2020 – Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, are opening from 1pm until 4pm, for a special Snowdrop Day.  Tickets are £12 per person and must be booked in advance, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 22nd February 2020, Ballyrobert Gardens, 145 Ballyrobert Road, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, BT39 9RT, are holding a Snowdrop Open Day from 2pm until 4.30pm.  Visitors can admire over 200 snowdrop varieties at Ballyrobert Gardens, as well as Hellebores, cyclamen, and other plants that shine during winter.  You can book your place in advance, for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 22nd February 2020Cottage Garden Society Snowdrop Study Day at Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0DZ.  This special study day features talks by Michael Myers and Dr. John Grimshaw, as well as visits to Michael Myers’ garden and to Anne Wright at Dryad Nursery.  For more information, please click here.

Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020 – Snowdrop Weekends at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors can celebrate the glory of snowdrops in the gardens and along by the moat in the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace.  There are children’s activities, including crafting, and there’s the chance to purchase snowdrops from the Plant Stall.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020 – The Great Dixter Winter Opening Weekend will open from 10am until 4pm at Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH.  A lovely chance to see the gardens at Dixter during wintertime.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Dixter can be found here.

On Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020, Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ, will be opening for the NGS, from 10.30am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can explore the gardens, admire Swarthmoor Hall’s snowdrops and take in the sights of the formal gardens and wildflower areas, which include a wild crocus meadow.  For all the details, please click here.

Shepherd House Garden, Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, EH21 7TH, is a one acre garden with a growing collection of snowdrops.  This private garden is opening on Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020, from 11am until 4pm.  This is a charity opening, £5 entry, artists cards for sale, please note – no teas, for all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Bucklow Farm, Knutsford, Cheshire, will be opening for the NGS from 12.30pm until 4pm.  For all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Chawton House, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, are opening for the NGS Snowdrop Day, from 11am until 4pm.  Visitors will be able to admire the snowdrops growing in the gardens of Jane Austen’s home.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Chestnut Farm, West Beckham, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6NX, will be opening their garden for the NGS from 11.00am until 4pm. Visitors can explore this three acre garden that’s planted with over 100 different varieties of snowdrops; there are also aconites, daffodils, Daphnes, Hamamelis, and Hellebores.  Dogs on leads are welcome, light refreshments will be available, there is grass field parking if the weather has been dry enough – otherwise please park by the road side, Admission is £5 for adults, while children visit for free.  For more information, please click here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020Danevale Park, Crossmichael, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 2LP, will be opening from 1pm until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This garden features snowdrops and aconites.  More details, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Doddington Place Gardens, Sittingbourne, near Faversham, Kent, ME9 0BB, will be opening their gardens from 11am until 4pm for the NGS, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Goodnestone Park Gardens, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL, will be opening their gardens from 11am until 4pm, for the NGS, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn, Perth, Scotland, PH2 9BQ, are opening from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  The gardens feature carpets of snowdrops around ancient yews and Wellingtonia trees.  Look out for red squirrels in the gardens.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, there’s a Snowdrop and Plant Fair at Kingston Bagpuize House, Abingdon, Oxford, OX13 5AX. This plant fair opens from 11am until 2pm (NB. The gardens are open until 4pm).  Visitors can purchase snowdrops, Hellebores, spring flowering bulbs, ferns, and other plants, from a variety of nurseries at this special snowdrop themed plant fair.  Attendees will also have the chance to enjoy the snowdrops in Kingston Bagpuize House’s gardens.  For more details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Kingston Bagpuise House can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Lindores House, by Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, KY14 6JD, will be opening from 11.30am until 2pm for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Take a refreshing snowdrop walk by the loch and take in the picturesque views that this garden offers its visitors.  Don’t miss the impressive 17th century Yew tree which you can walk inside.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, will be holding a Plant Sale.  Simply Great Plants will be selling spring and summer flowering bulbs and a selection of hardy perennials.  Visitors can admire Welford’s picturesque beech woods, which are underplanted with magnificent carpets of Galanthus nivalis.  While rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in Welford’s formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are open from 11am until 4pm.  For more information, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Weeping Ash Garden, Bents Garden & Home, Warrington Road, Glazebury, Cheshire, WA3 5NS, is opening for the NGS from 10.30am until 4pm.  For all the details, please click here.

On Monday 24th February 2020, Tuesday 25th February 2020, Wednesday 26th February 2020, Thursday 27th February 2020 and Friday 28th February 2020, Hoath House, Chiddingstone Hoath, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7DB, will be opening for the NGS, from 11.30am until 4.30pm.  On Wednesday 26th February 2020, Hoath House will be holding a Wedding Fayre, where visitors will be able to explore the gardens from 4pm, until 8pm.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Monday 24th February 2020, Tuesday 25th February 2020, Wednesday 26th February 2020, Thursday 27th February 2020, Friday 28th February 2020, and Saturday 28th February 2020Gargunnock House Gardens, Gargunnock, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3AZ, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This special garden features a three acre walled garden and woodland walks, which are planted with snowdrops and 40 varieties of daffodils.  More information, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

On Monday 24th February 2020, Tuesday 25th February 2020, Wednesday 26th February 2020, Thursday 27th February 2020, Friday 28th February 2020, and Saturday 28th February 2020, Kilbryde Castle, Kilbryde, Dunblane, Scotland, FK15 9NF, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  The 12 acre gardens at Kilbryde Castle feature formal, woodland, and wild areas.  The Snowdrops are said to be glorious and the gardens are situated in a lovely spot, above the Ardoch Burn.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Monday 24th February 2020, Tuesday 25th February 2020, Wednesday 26th February 2020, Thursday 27th February 2020, Friday 28th February 2020 and Saturday 29th February 2020, Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ, will be opening for the NGS, from 10.30am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can explore the gardens, admire Swarthmoor Hall’s snowdrops and take in the sights of the formal gardens and wildflower areas, which include a wild crocus meadow.  For all the details, please click here.

On Monday 24th February 2020, Tuesday 25th February 2020, Wednesday 26th February 2020, Thursday 27th February 2020, Friday 28th February 2020 and Saturday 29th February 2020, Braco Castle, Braco, Fife, Scotland, FK15 9LA, will be opening from 10am until 5pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This 19th century landscape garden boasts a marvellous collection of trees, shrubs, bulbs, and other plants.  Visitors can enjoy the garden’s spectacular collection of bulbs and take in the views to the Ochils.  More details, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

On Wednesday 26th February 2020, Plant Heritage are holding a Snowdrop Talk, at Toft Cricket Club, Chelford Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8QB, at 7.30pm, Michael Myers will be giving a talk entitled, ‘Snowdrops and Snowflakes’.  Entry is £1 for Plant Heritage members and £4 for visitors, for all the details, please click here.

On Wednesday 26th February 2020, Yew Tree Cottage, Poundsbridge, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AL, will be opening from 12 noon until 4pm for the NGS.  This is a private garden with a steep hillside location; the garden has been created in a romantic style.  For all the details – including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

On Wednesday 26th February 2020 and Thursday 27th February 2020, Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, will be holding a Plant Sale.  Chris Cooke will be selling Hellebores, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and other rare plants.  Visitors can admire Welford’s picturesque beech woods, which are underplanted with magnificent carpets of Galanthus nivalis.  While rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in Welford’s formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are open from 11am until 4pm.  For more information, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Thursday 27th February 2020, Chestnut Farm, West Beckham, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6NX, will be opening their garden for the NGS from 11.00am until 4pm. Visitors can explore this three acre garden that’s planted with over 100 different varieties of snowdrops; there are also aconites, daffodils, Daphnes, Hamamelis, and Hellebores.  Dogs on leads are welcome, light refreshments will be available, there is grass field parking if the weather has been dry enough – otherwise please park by the road side, Admission is £5 for adults, while children visit for free.  For more information, please click here.

Friday 28th February, Saturday 29th February 2020 – Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 29th February 2020  – The Great Dixter Winter Opening Weekend will see the gardens opening from 10am until 4pm at Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH.  This event is lovely chance to see the gardens at Dixter during wintertime.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Dixter can be found here.

On Saturday 29th February 2020Langley Park Gardens, Montrose, Angus, Scotland, DD10 9LG, are opening as part of the Scottish Snowdrop Festival from 12 noon until 4pm.  The 27 acres of gardens at Langley Park enjoy views over the Montrose basin, hills, and the sea beyond.  There are three walled gardens and large swathes of snowdrops for visitors to admire.
Further information about the gardens, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 29th February 2020The Picton Garden, Walwyn Road, near Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6QE, will be opening from 11am until 5pm, for the NGS.  This one and a half acre garden features over 300 varieties of snowdrops.  Explore The Picton Garden’s winding paths; you’ll find snowdrops growing alongside crocus, daffodils, and hellebores, beneath the trees, in the woodland area of the garden.  No dogs, please.  For more information about the garden, please click here.

Snowdrop gardens opening daily or weekly during February 2020

During February 2020, Abriachan Garden Nursery, Loch Ness Side, Lochend, Highland, Scotland, IV3 8LA, will be opening from 10am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Visitors can purchase plants from the nursery and explore this beautiful, tranquil 4 acre garden.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

During February 2020Ardmaddy Castle, Oban, Argyll, Scotland, PA34 4QY, are opening daily from 9am until dusk, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, to allow visitors to see the castle’s snowdrop collection.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Benington Lordship Gardens, Benington, near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS, will be opening daily, from 12 noon until 4pm, from Wednesday 5th February 2020 until Sunday 1st March 2020.  Benington Lordship have a collection of 200 different snowdrop varieties in their kitchen garden and swathes of single and double forms of Galanthus nivalis across their gardens and along their snowdrop walk.  To visit Benington Lordship’s website and find out more about their snowdrop collection and plants with winter interest, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

From Wednesday 5th February 2020 to Sunday 9th February 2020, then from Wednesday 12th February 2020 to Sunday 16th February 2020, from Wednesday 19th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020, and from Wednesday 26th February 2020 to Sunday 1st March 2020, Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TQ, are offering Guided Snowdrop Walks at 10am and again at 2pm, to see their snowdrops.  For all the details, please click here.
information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, will be holding Snowdrop Open Days every weekend in February 2020, where visitors can admire the Elwes family’s extensive snowdrop collection, which features three hundred and fifty snowdrop varieties!  Colesbourne Park opens on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm, with last entries at 4.30pm.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Colesbourne Park can be found here.

From Saturday 25th January 2020 to Sunday 8th March 2020Cringletie House Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Peebleshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8PL is taking part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Explore Cringletie House Hotel’s nature trail and admire the snowdrops growing in the gardens and grounds, stop for a light lunch or a snowdrop afternoon tea.  The hotel is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Stobo, near Peebles, in the Scottish Borders, Peebleshire, Scotland, EH45 9JU, are opening daily from 1st February 2020, from 10am until 4pm.  Dawyck is a truly wonderful, beautiful, very steep, hilly, woodland garden, which features beautiful swathes of snowdrops during February and March each year.  Guided tours are offered every Sunday in February at 1.45pm-2.45pm – meet at the Visitor Centre.  Entrance is £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, free for children and essential carers, and RBGE members also enter free of charge.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Dawyck Botanic Gardens can be found here.

From Saturday 1st February 2020 to Saturday 28th February 2020Dunninald Castle, Montrose, Scotland, DD10 9TD, will be opening daily from 10am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Dunninald Castle boasts 100 acres of grounds, which include woods, a wild garden, and a walled garden.  More information, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 1st February 2020East Lambrook Manor Gardens,  East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5HH, open their gardens with their Margery Fish Festival of Snowdrops!  With one hundred different snowdrop varieties, East Lambrook Manor Gardens have an impressive display of named snowdrops in their special display bed.  Visitors can find lots of named snowdrops around the gardens.  East Lambrook Manor Gardens open from 10am until 5pm, from Tuesday to Sunday (they are closed on Mondays).  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to East Lambrook Manor Gardens can be found here.

Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, are holding special Snowdrop Weekends every weekend in February, from Saturday 1st February 2020, until Sunday 29th February 2020, from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors will be able to enjoy the 30 acres of gardens carpeted in a spectacular display of snowdrops.  Visitors will be able to admire large numbers of Galanthus nivalis, as well as the double form, Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus ‘Flore Pleno‘, and Galanthus atkinsii in the Rock Garden.  Entrance is charged at the reduced rate of £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, during February, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 8th February 2020, Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG, will be opening for the start of the snowdrop season.  The gardens will be opening daily from the 8th February 2020.  The gardeners have planted 80,000 snowdrops in the gardens at Hever.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden with swathes of snowdrops.  Kailzie Gardens are a lovely place to take a snowdrop walk.  Kailzie Gardens are open daily from 10am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 9ND, will be opening on every Sunday in February (Sunday 2nd February 2020Sunday 9th February 2020Sunday 16th February 2020Sunday 23rd February 2020), from 10am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Logan Botanic Garden opens daily from the 1st March 2019 until the 15th November 2019, from 10am until 5pm.  Entrance is £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, entrance is free for children and essential carers, and RBGE members enter free of charge.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here

In winter, the gardens of Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucester Road, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TH, are carpeted with snowdrops.  You can find more information about Painswick Rococo Garden’s snowdrop collection, here; for all the details about this garden, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

The Winter Garden and Lime Walk boast the best displays of snowdrops at Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  The team at this National Trust garden planted an additional 4000 snowdrop bulbs last year to add to their impressive collection.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

At Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, you can visit Welford’s picturesque beech woods, which are underplanted with carpets of Galanthus nivalis.  While the rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in the formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are open from Wednesday 29th January 2020 until Sunday 1st March 2020, opening from Wednesday to Sunday (the gardens are closed every Monday and Tuesday), 11am until 4pm.  Please note – the gardens at Welford Park are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Welford Park is a private home, please check their opening times before visiting the gardens, if you’re interested, you’ll find all the details here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD.  Winkworth Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit, visitors can admire displays of Galanthus nivalis planted near the tearoom.  Snowdrops can also be spotted on the Upper Arboretum and along the Spring Walk.  Winkworth Arboretum is situated on a steep site, with uneven, rough ground, which is exacerbated due to the many tree roots, so it’s not easy for disabled visitors, but this is a beautiful location, which makes for a lovely walk.  The arboretum is a good place to spot wildlife, there’s a lake and a great many fantastic trees.
Information for disabled visitors to Winkworth Arboretum can be found by clicking here.

Snowdrop Events held in March 2020

Snowdrop gardens open by prior arrangement during March 2020

From Saturday 1st February 2020 to Saturday 29th February 202010 Pilmuir Road West, Forres, Highland, Scotland, IV36 2HL, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  For all the details, please click here.

From Sunday 1st March 2020 to Saturday 8th March 2020, Craig, Langholm, Scotland, DG13 0NZ, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, to allow visitors to see their collection of snowdrops.  There’s a woodland snowdrop walk; you’ll also find snowdrops growing in the area around the house and along by the river.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

During March 2020, Craichlaw, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 0DQ will be opening by prior arrangement for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Craichlaw’s grounds feature formal gardens close to the house surrounded by lochs and woodland.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

During March 2020, Duntreath Castle, Blanefield, Glasgow, Scotland, G63 9AJ, will be opening by prior arrangement for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Duntreath Castle’s grounds feature a 15th century keep and a gatehouse chapel.  The gardens feature both mature and new plantings.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

During February 2020 – Snowdrop Tours at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ.  The Garden House opens from 11am until 3pm.   Take a tour to learn more about the snowdrop collection at the Garden House, where visitors can see swathes of snowdrops, including over 100 named snowdrop varieties.  Snowdrop tours must be booked in advance, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

In March 2020, Pembury House Garden, Ditchling Road (New Road) in Clayton, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9PH, will be open for the NGS to groups and individuals who book in advance – opening times are mornings, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, or afternoons, from 2pm until 4pm.  For all the details and to see the dates available, please click here.

On Monday 2nd March 2020, Thursday 5th March 2020, Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH2 7SA, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  More information, including information for disabled gardeners can be found here.

From Monday 2nd March 2020 to Tuesday 31st March 2020Cleghorn, Cleghorn Farm, Lanark, Scotland, ML11 7RN, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This eighteen century garden is being renovated, the gardens are carpeted with masses of snowdrops.  Further information, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

From Sunday 15th March 2020 until Tuesday 31st March 2020, Kilbryde Castle, Kilbryde, Dunblane, Scotland, FK15 9NF, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  The 12 acre gardens at Kilbryde Castle feature formal, woodland, and wild areas.  The Snowdrops are said to be glorious and the gardens are situated in a lovely spot, above the Ardoch Burn.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Snowdrop events and garden openings calendar March 2020

Benington Lordship Gardens, Benington, near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS, will be opening for the last day of their 2020 snowdrop season from 12 noon until 4pm, on Sunday 1st March 2020.  Benington Lordship have a collection of 200 different snowdrop varieties in their kitchen garden and swathes of single and double forms of Galanthus nivalis across their gardens and along their snowdrop walk.  To visit Benington Lordship’s website and find out more about their snowdrop collection and winter plants, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 1st March 2020, Chestnut Farm, West Beckham, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6NX, will be opening their garden for the NGS from 11.00am until 4pm. Visitors can explore this three acre garden that’s planted with over 100 different varieties of snowdrops; there are also aconites, daffodils, Daphnes, Hamamelis, and Hellebores.  Dogs on leads are welcome, light refreshments will be available, there is grass field parking if the weather has been dry enough – otherwise please park by the road side, Admission is £5 for adults, while children visit for free.  For more information, please click here.

On Sunday 1st March 2020Cleghorn, Cleghorn Farm, Lanark, Scotland, ML11 7RN, is opening from 2pm until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This eighteen century garden is being renovated, the gardens are carpeted with masses of snowdrops.  Further information, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

On Sunday 1st March 2020Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, are holding their last Snowdrop Open Day of the season, where visitors can admire the Elwes family’s extensive snowdrop collection, which features three hundred and fifty snowdrop varieties!  Colesbourne Park opens at 1pm, with last entries at 4.30pm.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Colesbourne Park can be found here.

On Sunday 1st March 2020Ecclesgreig Castle, St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, DD10 0DP, will be opening from 1pm until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This Victorian Gothic Castle’s gardens feature over one hundred and fifty different types of snowdrops.  More details, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

There’s a Plant and Gardening Fair at Forde Abbey Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, on Sunday 1st March 2020, from 10am until 4pm, where you can purchase snowdrops and other spring flowering plants, and admire the display of snowdrops and crocus in the gardens at Forde Abbey.  Entrance to the Plant Fair and Gardens is £3, parking is free.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 1st March 2020Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 1st March 2020 – The Great Dixter Winter Opening Weekend will see the gardens opening from 10am until 4pm at Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH.  This is a lovely chance to see the gardens at Dixter during wintertime.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Dixter can be found here.

On Sunday 1st March 2020Langley Park Gardens, Montrose, Angus, Scotland, DD10 9LG, are opening as part of the Scottish Snowdrop Festival from 12 noon until 4pm.  The 27 acres of gardens at Langley Park enjoy views over the Montrose basin, hills, and the sea beyond.  There are three walled gardens and large swathes of snowdrops for visitors to admire.
Further information about the gardens, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

At Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, you can visit Welford’s picturesque beech woods, which are underplanted with carpets of Galanthus nivalis.  While the rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in the formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are opening for the last day of their 2020 snowdrop season on Sunday 1st March 2020, when they open from 11am until 4pm.  If you’re interested, you’ll find all the details here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 1st March 2020, Monday 2nd March 2020, Tuesday 3rd March 2020, Wednesday 4th March 2020, Thursday 5th March 2020, Friday 6th March 2020Saturday 7th March 2020, and Sunday 8th March 2020Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ, will be opening for the NGS, from 10.30am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can explore the gardens, admire Swarthmoor Hall’s snowdrops and take in the sights of the formal gardens and wildflower areas, which include a wild crocus meadow.  For all the details, please click here.

From Sunday the 1st March 2020, until Sunday 15th March 2020, Kilbryde Castle, Kilbryde, Dunblane, Scotland, FK15 9NF, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  The 12 acre gardens at Kilbryde Castle feature formal, woodland, and wild areas.  The Snowdrops are said to be glorious and the gardens are situated in a lovely spot, above the Ardoch Burn.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 1st March 2020, Monday 2nd March 2020, Tuesday 3rd March 2020, and Wednesday 4th March 2020Lawton House, Inverkeilor, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, DD11 4RU, will be opening from 10am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This is a pretty woodland garden with extensive areas of snowdrops, crocus, and aconites.  More details about the garden, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Wednesday 4th March 2020 – from 10am until 11.30am, Cambo Estate Gardens, Kingsbarns, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 8QD, are holding a Babes in the Woods Magical Snowdrop Walk for wee ones.  For all the details, please click here.

On Thursday 5th March 2020, Friday 6th March 2020, Saturday 7th March 2020, Sunday 8th March 2020, Monday 9th March 2020, Tuesday 10th March 2020, Wednesday 11th March 2020, Thursday 12th March 2020, Friday 13th March 2020Saturday 14th March 2020, Sunday 15th March 2020Lawton House, Inverkeilor, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, DD11 4RU, will be opening from 10am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This is a pretty woodland garden with extensive areas of snowdrops, crocus, and aconites.  More details about the garden, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Friday 6th March 2020, Saturday 7th March 2020 and Sunday 8th March 2020Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Friday 13th March 2020, Saturday 14th March 2020 and Sunday 15th March 2020Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 14th March 2020The Picton Garden, Walwyn Road, near Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6QE, will be opening from 11am until 5pm, for the NGS.  This one and a half acre garden features over 300 varieties of snowdrops.  Explore The Picton Garden’s winding paths; you’ll find snowdrops growing alongside crocus, daffodils, and hellebores, beneath the trees, in the woodland area of the garden.  No dogs, please.  For more information about the garden, please click here.

On Sunday 1st March 2020, Monday 2nd March 2020, Tuesday 3rd March 2020, Wednesday 4th March 2020, Thursday 5th March 2020, Friday 6th March 2020, Saturday 7th March 2020, Sunday 8th March 2020, Monday 9th March 2020, Tuesday 10th March 2020, Wednesday 11th March 2020, Thursday 12th March 2020, Friday 13th March 2020Saturday 14th March 2020, Sunday 15th March 2020, Monday 16th March 2020, Tuesday 17th March 2020, Wednesday 18th March 2020, Thursday 19th March 2020, Friday 20th March 2020, Monday 23rd March 2020, Tuesday 24th March 2020, Wednesday 25th March 2020, Thursday 26th March 2020, Friday 27th March 2020Monday 30th March 2020, Tuesday 31st March 2020, Gargunnock House Gardens, Gargunnock, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3AZ, will be opening from 11am until 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This special garden features a three acre walled garden and woodland walks, which are planted with snowdrops and 40 varieties of daffodils.  More information, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

Friday 20th March 2020, Saturday 21st March 2020 and Sunday 22nd March 2020Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Friday 27th March 2020, Saturday 28th March 2020 and Sunday 29th March 2020Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ, opens from 11am until 3pm.  The Garden House are showcasing the Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection in their first ever Snowdrop Festival!  This ten acre garden features swathes of snowdrop flowers and includes over 100 named snowdrop varieties; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Snowdrop gardens opening daily or weekly during March 2020

During March 2020, Abriachan Garden Nursery, Loch Ness Side, Lochend, Highland, Scotland, IV3 8LA, will be opening from 10am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Visitors can purchase plants from the nursery and explore this beautiful, tranquil 4 acre garden.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

During March 2020Ardmaddy Castle, Oban, Argyll, Scotland, PA34 4QY, are opening daily from 9am until dusk, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, to allow visitors to see the castle’s snowdrop collection.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

During March 2020, Braco Castle, Braco, Fife, Scotland, FK15 9LA, will be opening from 10am until 5pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This 19th century landscape garden boasts a marvellous collection of trees, shrubs, bulbs, and other plants.  Visitors can enjoy the garden’s spectacular collection of bulbs and take in the views to the Ochils.  More details, including information for disabled visitors, can be found here.

From Saturday 25th January 2020 to Sunday 8th March 2020Cringletie House Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Peebleshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8PL is taking part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Explore Cringletie House Hotel’s nature trail and admire the snowdrops growing in the gardens and grounds, stop for a light lunch or a snowdrop afternoon tea.  The hotel is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Stobo, near Peebles, in the Scottish Borders, Peebleshire, Scotland, EH45 9JU, are open daily from 1st February 2020, from 10am until 4pm.  Dawyck is a truly wonderful, beautiful, very steep, hilly, woodland garden, which features beautiful swathes of snowdrops during February and March each year.  Guided tours are offered every Sunday in February at 1.45pm-2.45pm – meet at the Visitor Centre.  Entrance is £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, free for children and essential carers, and RBGE members also enter free of charge.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Dawyck Botanic Gardens can be found here.

Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden with swathes of snowdrops.  Kailzie Gardens are a lovely place to take a snowdrop walk.  Kailzie Gardens are open daily from 10am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here.

During March 2020, Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG, will be opening daily.  The gardeners have planted 80,000 snowdrops in the gardens at Hever.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

In winter, the gardens of Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucester Road, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TH, are carpeted with snowdrops.  You can find more information about Painswick Rococo Garden’s snowdrop collection, here; for all the details about this garden, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

The Winter Garden and Lime Walk boast the best displays of snowdrops at Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  The team at this National Trust garden planted an additional 4000 snowdrop bulbs last year to add to their impressive collection.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD.  Winkworth Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit, visitors can admire displays of Galanthus nivalis planted near the tearoom.  Snowdrops can also be spotted on the Upper Arboretum and along the Spring Walk.  Winkworth Arboretum is situated on a steep site, with uneven, rough ground, which is exacerbated due to the many tree roots, so it’s not easy for disabled visitors, but this is a beautiful location, which makes for a lovely walk.  The arboretum is a good place to spot wildlife, there’s a lake and a great many fantastic trees.
Information for disabled visitors to Winkworth Arboretum can be found by clicking here.

2020 Snowdrop Events in America

On Saturday 7th March 2020, A Galanthus Gala is being held from 10am until 3pm, at Downingtown Friends Meeting House, 800 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, USA.  There will be a programme of lectures and the chance to purchase snowdrops.  For all the details, please click here.

2020 Snowdrop Events in Denmark

Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020Snowdrops and Galanthus Weekend open from 10am until 4pm, at Gartneriet Spiren, Skælskør 4230, Denmark.  The greenhouses at Gartneriet Spiren will be filled with snowdrops and Hellebores during this very special weekend event.  Gerald Oud from Holland will be selling his snowdrops during this weekend event – customers can pre-order bulbs so as to be certain of securing their favourite snowdrop varieties.  The UK’s Avon Bulbs will be selling snowdrops and other bulbs – again customers can pre-order their bulbs and collect their order from Avon Bulbs during this event.

The speaker for the event is Jørn T. Jensen, Tranbjerg, who will be giving a talk about the history, cultivation, problems, and joy of growing snowdrops.  Other spring flowers will also be celebrated at this special weekend event.  Refreshments will be available.  For all the details, please click here.

2020 Snowdrop Events in Germany

Schneegloeckchentage Knechtsteden

On Saturday 15th February 2020 and Sunday 16th February 2020, Knechtsteden Monastery in Dormagen, (NE of Cologne) will be holding a special snowdrop event from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors can enjoy a lecture programme and attendees will have the chance to purchase snowdrops and other spring flowering plants, from specialist growers and nurseries.  For all the details, please click here.

‘Schneeglöckchentage im Luisenpark’ / ‘Snowdrop Days in Luisenpark’

The Luisenpark Snowdrop Days at Mannheim are becoming a fixture in the diary of Galanthophiles.  This special weekend is organised by Anne Repnow.

The next snowdrops days at Luisenpark will take place on Saturday 22nd February 2020 and Sunday 23rd February 2020!

On Saturday 22nd February 2020, at 1pm, Horst Bäuerlein will give a talk entitled, Our Native Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis at its natural site.

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, at 1pm, Iris Ney will give a talk entitled, Living Gardens in Winter.  For all the details about this special weekend, please click here.

Torgau blüht auf

On Saturday 7th March 2020 and Sunday 8th March 2020, the 2nd Torgauer Frühblüher-Ausstellung will be held in the historic ‘Proviant Magazin’, (which was built in 1727) in Torgau, Saxony, Germany.   This event is in its second year, it focuses on snowdrops, crocus, and wild daffodils.  Speakers will give talks on the topics of planting spring flowering bulbs and complimentary spring flowering plants and on the natural spring flowers found in and around Torgau.  Visitors can admire an exhibition of photographs taken in Berlin, in the spring 1914; these are the earliest colour photographs of this area.  Attendees have the opportunity of purchasing snowdrops and other spring flowering plants.  There’s a children’s play area and lots of refreshments.

At 10am and 13.30 on Saturday 7th March 2020 and Sunday 8th March 2020, there will be bus tours to see the snowdrops in Torgau.  The tours will be visiting Glacies Park, Snowdroppark-Uebigau, and the Popes Garden Saxdorf, where visitors can admire the collections of snowdrops and spring flowers.  Attendees will also visit Wildschütz, where crocus dominate the landscape and there will be a chance to explore a historic herbal garden.  Visitors will also get the opportunity to admire Dr. Harald Alex’s snowdrop garden.

2020 Snowdrop Events in the Netherlands

Flower Bulb Tour East Groningen

2020 marks the 13th anniversary of the flower bulb tour in East Groningen, Holland.  A large number of additional bulbs were planted last autumn to ensure a spectacular display for visitors to East Groningen in 2020, and beyond.  Each of the four gardens that open for this special event are very different; each garden has its own character and atmosphere.

East Groningen are holding special Snowdrop Sundays on Sunday 23th February 2020, and Sunday 1st March 2020.  Following the Snowdrop Sundays, Crocus Sundays will be held on: Sunday 15th March 2020, Sunday 12th April 2020, Sunday 19th April 2020, and Sunday 26th April 2020.  The later openings will give visitors the chance to admire a variety of spring flowering bulbs. The gardens will all be open from 11.00 until 17.00hrs.

The participating East Groningen Gardens are:

The Stonefarm’, Anna en Tinus Scheltens, Zijdstukkerweg 7, 9501 LB Stadskanaal, tinus.anna@stonefarm.nl, www.stonefarm.nl.
Visitors will find that even the roadsides outside this 20.000 m2 garden are covered with spring flowering bulbs.  This landscape garden features a number of large boulders and a large Snowdrop and Crocus meadow.

City Channel Garden’, Lida Lourens, H.J. Kniggestraat 101, 9501 NJ Stadskanaal, lourens.be@gmail.com.
This 2.500m2 garden features an array of spring flowers, including a variety of different Snowdrops, Camellias, Crocus, Puschkinias, Muscari, Fritillaries, and Scillas.  In March and April, visitors can also see Narcissus, Tulips, and early flowering Primulas.

Tuinfleur’, Rika en Pieter van Delden, Nieuweweg 34, 9682 RM Oostwold, tuinfleur@planet.nlwww.tuinfleur.nl.
This 6.000 m2, long (350m) and narrow garden, is divided into ten separate rooms.  Situated on the shores of the Oldambtlake, there are great variety of plants growing in this garden.  Visitors can admire thousands of Snowdrops, which include 150 different cultivars; there are also Scilla, Muscari, Chionodoxia, Narcisus, Tulips, Allium, Leucojum, and Hellebores growing in this garden.

Wubsbos’, Jannie Bos, St.Vitusholt 86, 9673 AK Winschoten, info@wubsbos.nl.  www.wubsbos.nl.
This 1.700 m2 woodland garden features carpets of early spring Snowdrops, which are followed by wild spring flowers and Narcissus, which cover the garden later, in spring time.

Groups can arrange to visit these gardens during their opening periods – please contact the garden owners for more details.

Snowdropsarrangement on Tuesday 3rd March 2020

This is an exclusive package for the true lover.  A visit under the guidance of the garden owner.  Visitors will enjoy learning more about the plants and gardens and will also enjoy a delicious lunch.  Please register with the garden owners, who will provide further information on request.

Snowdrop nurseries

For information on reputable nurseries and snowdrop suppliers, please click here.

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One thought on “A Calendar of Special Snowdrop Garden Openings, Talks, Events & Open Days for 2020

  1. Dr. Harald Alex

    November 30, 2019 at 9:10pm

    The adding of the German Snowdropevent: “2. Torgauer Frühblüher Ausstellung” in 7. and 8. march 2020 to Your great snowdrop-event-calendar 2020 is fantastic! We say “Thank You” and will inform You about our event!

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      Pumpkin Beth

      November 30, 2019 at 10:57pm

      It’s my pleasure Dr. Harald Alex. I wish you every joy of the snowdrop season. Best wishes, Beth

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