Published: Wednesday 10th Feb 2016
There’s no better way of knowing Spring is on its way than when the snowdrops come out to play. These beautiful, delicate flowers known as Galanthus are such a delight to see and here in Suffolk we have some fabulous places where you can see gorgeous spreads of these little delights.
Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds
Ickworth House is a beautiful stately Georgian home in Bury St Edmunds. The fantastic gardens on display, intriguing architecture and historic backstory make this the perfect place to visit with friends, family and loved ones. Snowdrops can be found in many places on the estate but mostly in Lady Geraldine’s walk and the Albana walk with many different varieties of this special flower to see. There are also many other events which take place throughout the year at Ickworth House, visit our events calendar to see other activities for both adults and children.
Kentwell Hall and Gardens, Long Melford
Kentwell Hall is a red brick Tudor Mansion which hosts historical re-enactments of Tudor times throughout the year. Kentwell Garden is packed full of Spring delights such as daffodils, primroses, cowslips, violets and of course snowdrops! In previous years the snowdrops at Kentwell have lasted right through into April with the hope the same will happen this year (weather dependent!).
Kentwell Hall is hosting a ‘Snowdrops and Spring Bulbs’ walk throughout the half term holidays and various dates in March. This event is also popular with families as children have the opportunity to follow the storybook trail through the gardens. See our events calendar for more information on celebrating the snowdrops at Kentwell Hall.
Blakenham Woodland Garden, Little Blakenham
Blakenham Woodland Garden is situated in Little Blakenham near Ipswich and combines a mix of traditional English woodland alongside exotic shrubs and trees. The garden has a wealth of history and today you can enjoy sights of bluebells, snowdrops, foxgloves, magnolias and many more. This year Blakenham Woodland Garden are opening on Sunday 21st February to showcase the beautiful spread of snowdrops throughout the garden and teas and coffees will be available. Visit the Blakenham Woodland Garden for more information.
Sotterley Estate, Sotterley nr Southwold
The Sotterley Estate is just a few minutes drive from Southwold and is set in extensive parkland. The Estate is home to many species of birds, wildlife and has equestrian facilities and over 400 acres of woodland. Sotterley Estate are hosting a Snowdrop walk on Sunday 21st February and Sunday 28th February which welcomes visitors to enjoy the wonderful spread. Visit the website for further details on visiting this gorgeous countryside destination.