Snowdrops – they’re only tiny, but here at Mapperton we love them because they are one of the first signs of spring!
We want to share them on our two popular Snowdrop Sundays on 5 and 12 February 2017.
The humble Galanthus nivalis (that’s ancient Greek and Latin for milk-white flower of snow) is among the first of the flowers to show their face.
Come to the Gardens and see the carpet of white spreading under the beech trees and alongside the paths in the spring garden.
The daffodils should be on their way too and velvety buds are appearing on the trees.
Snowdrop Sundays – two chances to visit
The Gardens will be open from 11am to 4pm on each of the Snowdrop Sundays.
Admission is £4.50 for adults and under-16s can come in for free. Proceeds will support the National Gardens Scheme and Perennial, the gardeners’ charity.
Thanks to the volunteers from the National Gardens Scheme locally, tea, coffee and a wonderful array of cakes will be available in the cosy Sawmill Café.
Don’t miss the chance to see the back of winter and join us soon.
“All the snow will melt; the cold winds will be driven away; we shall rule; all will become green, and then you will have companions, syringas, laburnums, and roses; but you are the first, so graceful, so delicate!”
Extract from The Snowdrop, by Hans Christian Andersen.
Children will love following our Easter Trail around the Gardens on Easter Monday. 11am to 3pm. £3 per child. See you then! pic.twitter.com/UioyXTvVmL