Snowdrops – the first flowers of spring. Well, if it’s not quite spring yet, it’s just around the corner, and snowdrops are the first hint of its arrival.

gatton-parkGatton Park in Reigate Surrey has a fine display, and the park is open every Sunday in February between 1pm – 5pm, so that visitors can enjoy these early blooms. Gatton Park is also hosting a snowdrop week from Feb 15th – 19th.

Adults £4.00, children go free.

For more information visit the website here.

timber hillYou can also visit Timber Hill, a 15 acre garden in Chobham, that is open as part of the National Garden Scheme. This beautiful garden has a rich display of spring flowers, including species crocus, witch hazel and narcissus and daffodils, which should be blooming in this unusually mild year.

timber hill snowdropsThe garden is open on Sunday 14 February (11am – 4pm), Monday 28 March and Sunday 8 May (11am – 4.30pm).

Admission £5.00, children free.
Home-made light lunches and teas.

For more inforamtion see the website here.

If you are venturing further afield than Surrey, the NGS are also running their Snowdrop Festival in 2016, which lists a whole host of wonderful gardens where you can see snowdrops and other spring flowers in abundance. For more information on the festival, see the website page here.

Whatever you do, enjoy the sunshine, and grab the chance to see these lovely early blooms while you can.