There’s something very special about seeing the first snowdrops appear and knowing that spring is around the corner. Snowdrops usually flower from January through to the end of February depending on the weather. There are some fantastic places to go for a snowdrop walk in Cheshire and the North West of England.
Rode Hall & Gardens
An annual affair, the snowdrop walks have the reputation as THE place to go to see these springtime favourites in Cheshire. There will be over 70 varities in 2021 but don’t forget to pre book your tickets and time slot in advance. Find out more.
Over 200,000 snowdrops have been planted in the winter garden at Dunham Massey. Find out more.
Snowdrops at National Trust property, Quarry Bank can be found in the Orchard and thousands more in Chapel Woods. Find out more.
Ness Botanic Gardens
The gardens start to come alive in February with early species of bumblebees out foraging on warm days, amongst the carpets of snowdrops. Find out more
Arley Halls & Gardens
There’s the added bonus of a playzone outside which kids will enjoy. Find out more
Norton Priory, near Runcorn, usually have snowdrop walks running each year. Details for 2021 still to be confirmed. Find out more. They also have a new scavenger hunt which is a fantastic challenge for children to use while visiting. Print or savethe image to your phone before you visit.
Following on from the snowdrops towards the end of April, a carpet of bluebells is just as impressive. Find all the best bluewell woodland walks in Cheshire and the North West in the Red Kite Days guide.