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Snowdrops in the wild - favourite places??

Hi everyone
where are you favourite places to see snowdrops in. the wild.
Not at a property where you have to spend loads of money, but a normal woods area, like you would see bluebells.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,591
    Hodsocks Priory near Worksop has a lovely display in February. Not free, but at £3 for adults it is hardly going to break the bank. There is a walk around the woodland laid out. Dogs are not allowed. They also have some hellebores.
  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    Studley Royal is fab
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,957
    You’re in Norfolk ... the woods at Walsingham Priory are full of snowdrops  :D

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,084
    edited January 2019
    a stretch of road beside the River Lowman known locally as "13 bends". The wooded verge between the stream and the road is full of snowdrops, usually in February
    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,957
    Hi everyone
    where are you favourite places to see snowdrops in. the wild.
    Not at a property where you have to spend loads of money, but a normal woods area, like you would see bluebells.

    Unless it's Common Land everywhere is someone's property ... you can't just go wandering in 'wild woods'  ... even National Trust land might need an entry payment ... of course there may be public footpaths but you do have to stick to the path.  :)

    Another place in Norfolk where you can see lots of snowdrops growing among and under trees is here http://raveningham.com/  it's the home of Sir Nicholas Bacon who is president of the RHS.


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,866



    My favourite is in Norfolk, Walsingham, but then I hardly know any others. I was bowled over by them.


    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,084
    pansyface said:
    There’s a “13 bends” near us in Derbyshire but the road is only lined with old plastic bottles full of lorry drivers’s urine.🥴😞
    oh that sounds lovely, pf. I shall think of it whenever I drive to Uplowman
    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,084
     :) 
    The hedges around here are predominantly beech, and the hedgebanks under the beech trees do have masses of wild snowdrops (and primroses and bluebells and foxgloves and cow parsley). The snowdrops and primroses come out later than in gardens generally, but they are completely free to view - although Highways do own the land, you don't have to pay to access them on foot.
    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,193
    Snowdrop Valley near Wheddon Cross in Somerset is wonderful.  There's a little minibus that, for a modest fee, drives to the valley (no cars allowed) and the walk through the woodland is magical in February.  
    I did also see some early, very large (cultivated) snowdrops  couple of weekends ago at NT property, Killerton, near Exeter, which will be followed by bluebells and wild cyclamen and primroses.  I look forward to them all - after the bleak winter months, they are a joy.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,084

    I did also see some early, very large (cultivated) snowdrops  couple of weekends ago at NT property, Killerton, near Exeter, which will be followed by bluebells and wild cyclamen and primroses. 
    I've been to Killerton when the cyclamen are blooming - fabulous  :)
    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
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