What better way to shake off the winter and to celebrate the gardening visiting year ahead than with the National Garden Scheme’s 2023 Snowdrop Festival.
Find out more at www.ngs.org.uk.
Saturday 11th February, 10.00am to 4.00pm
1 Highfield Road, Nuthall NG16 1BQ
This garden’s snowdrops featured in the RHS December publication ‘Plant Review’ and was a six page article about the owners Richard and Sue’s passion for and collection of snowdrops. They invite you to visit and see their collection of 600+ snowdrop varieties, with 300 varieties in the garden and many more in show benches. The spring garden has lots of colour with many rare and unusual plants – miniature narcissus, acers, aconites and hellebores. Plants for sale, refreshments.
Sunday 12th February, 10.30am to 4.00pm
Church Farm, Church Lane, West Drayton, Retford DN22 8EB
The garden is essentially a spring garden with a small woodland area which is carpeted with many snowdrops, aconites and cyclamen which have self-seeded into the adjoining churchyard. It is a beautiful sight to see. Approximately 180 named snowdrops growing in island beds along with hellebores and daffodils. Limited amount of snowdrops for sale, wheelchair access, dog friendly, refreshments.
Sunday 26th February, 11.00am to 4.00pm
Norwood Park, Halam Road, Southwell NG25 0PF
The grounds of Norwood Park date back to medieval times when they were part of a series of deer parks. A new garden on the south front of the 18th century house was created in 2021 to showcase plants for all seasons. To the west, a lime avenue lined with snowdrops and daffodils leads on to Mrs Delaney’s Path, to the ornamental temple, where hot apple punch will be served. Wheelchair access, dog friendly, plants for sale, parking, refreshments at Norwood Park Golf Club.
Image: © Peter Clegg