You may not realise it, but February is one of the best months to visit our Historic Gardens, as large drifts of snowdrops with their delicate, nodding heads awaken from their slumber. With the weather slowly improving, it’s the perfect time and location for a spot of local daily exercise with the promise of Spring just around the corner!

According to one legend, the snowdrop dates back to the Garden of Eden. After God banished Adam and Eve, Eve grew tired of the endless Winters. An angel came to her and created snowdrops from the snowflakes. She proved to Eve that Winter doesn’t last forever. They came to symbolise hope as the first flowers to appear after the snows of Winter.

A little bit of hope is good for us all right now.

The Historic Gardens are open daily from 10:00am-3:30pm. Find out more about our Historic Gardens here.