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Snowdrops in Northumberland

Updated: Jan 10

Snowdrops are the first signs of the Spring, so if you’re looking to get out and about this February take a look at some of the best spots in Northumberland to view them here


Howick Hall


Visit the stunning Snowdrop Festival from February through to March and enjoy winter woodland walks through carpets of Snowdrops.    There is a large collection of snowdrops mainly planted by Lady Grey, who was a great bulb enthusiast; over time, a number of natural hybrid’s have evolved and multiplied, see if you can spot Northumberland’s own ‘yellow’ variety. They are planted in large drifts throughout the garden, often with winter aconites, and make a fine display telling us all that spring is not far away. The trail takes you through St Michael’s Church and through to the East Arboretum where you will find carpets of them.



Wallington


The National Trust property Wallington Hall is back this year with plans to plant another 100,000 bulbs this February half term, that’s a massive 800,000 since it begun in 2015 see link for more details



Also be sure to check out these willow sculptures which were commissioned by the National Trust to promote Wallington Hall’s huge snowdrop planting extravaganza. The trio shows the evolution of a snowdrop with the largest reaching 4m tall and can be seen in the estates East Wood


Belsay Hall


The snowdrops at Belsay Hall are steeped in family tradition. In the 18th century, Lady Anne Middleton took it upon herself to plant a clump of these dainty white flowers, and each successive Lady of the house since has continued to grow the collection with many different varieties now to be seen. Thousands now scattered around the grounds and carpeting the woodland floors and after enjoying them you can finish your visit to the Victorian Tearoom Spotting time: February



Ford & Etal Estate


The flowering date of Ford & Etal snowdrops varies annually according to the weather. But when they do you are sure to get a magnificent show every year and the flowers when full bloom, will be at their spectacular best over the next few weeks. There is a magnificent carpet of flowers, including yellow aconites, near Etal Castle, and great swathes of blooms can also be seen on the riverside walk at Etal and at Ford Dene. Walk leaflets are available if you want guidance, either download online or pick them up from local outlets and the Visitor Centre at Heatherslaw.


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Tuntematon jäsen
03. helmik. 2023

Lots of great information there, might get a couple in when I up 😎

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Coastal Custodian
Coastal Custodian
10. maalisk. 2023
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So pleased you find useful Michael be great if you could mention the blog recommendations 😀

Tykkää

Thank you for the information on places to see snowdrops. I’m only 10 minutes from Belsay and Wallington so a visit is definitely on the cards.

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Coastal Custodian
Coastal Custodian
10. maalisk. 2023
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You are so welcome hope you enjoy your visits to them both x

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