NGS Snowdrop Festival 2021

by | 20 February 2021 | Gainsborough, Gardening Club, Retford

Celebrate the first signs of spring locally with a visit to nearby gardens open and showcasing their snowdrop and spring bulb collections. During the current lockdown, the National Garden Scheme gardens can continue to open to visitors who live in their local area, for exercise. The below gardens are open by arrangement only, so you must book your visit in the owner and any openings are reviewed on a two-week basis until restrictions are eased. Keep up-to-date at
Help NGS to ensure Government guidelines are adhered to by:

  • Restricting travel to visit only within your local area.
  • Only visiting with your household group or support bubble or one other person.
  • Ensuring you maintain social distancing.
  • Wash your hands when leaving home and immediately on your return.

Holmes Villa
Holmes Lane, Walkeringham DN10 4JP
February to June (please contact garden owner to book dates for groups or bespoke visits – Peter & Sheila Clark, or 01427 890233)
Carpets of snowdrops, mini daffodils, hellebores and spring bulbs set in large plantsman’s garden with many unusual, scented winter plants and shrubs.

Bolham Manor
Bolham Way, Bolham, Retford DN22 9JG
February to September (please contact garden owner to book for groups up to 30 – or 01777 703528)
Swathes of narcissi, snowdrops and early bulbs sit in a topiary structured three acre garden with interesting sculptures and unusual garden features to explore.