From late January, snowdrops will begin to pop-up in parklands, gardens and woodlands across north Norfolk indicating Spring is on its way. The carpet of white dainty flowers is a sight not to be missed. See our round up of the best places to see snowdrops in north Norfolk.

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham. Pensthorpe is a true natural wonder. There are many delights the winter season brings; frosty mornings, starling murmurations and romantic low light, provided by the sun. One of the most enchanting spectacles of nature, from January through to early March is the blanket of snowdrops that dress the Wave & Wave Line Garden at Pensthorpe Natural Park.  The most common species of snowdrop, which feature in the garden, take the scientific name Galanthus Nivalis, translated from a combination of Greek and Latin meaning ‘milk white flower’ and ‘snow like’. This accompanies two other species that can be seen at Pensthorpe; Galanthus Elwesii and Galanthus Woronowii, and when the winter sun spreads itself low across the landscape, this combination makes the most perfect setting for a heart-warming stroll under the comforting tree canopies of the gardens. 

National Trust Blickling Estate, near Aylsham. The National Trust 17th century Jacobean mansion on the Blickling Estate, is surrounded by stunning parkland in the beautiful Bure meadows and is great for exploring. There will be snowdrops dotted throughout the grounds as well as in the winter garden, where snowdrops and hellebores appear in January and February.  Head to the Dell and Orangery garden in late winter for a floral delight.

Walsingham Abbey, Walsingham. The historic 11th century Walsingham Abbey is surrounded by 18 acres of stunning grounds and gardens with a magnificent priory; an ancient pilgrimage site. It really is an amazing natural spectacle and provides you with the opportunity to see other rare flowers as well. The carpet of snowdrops is prevalent due to the perfect conditions; deciduous woodland with chalky, alkaline, humus-rich soil with good drainage, which never dries out in summer and the open tree canopy lets through plenty of light. Find out more here.

Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, South Walsham. An award-winning garden set over 130 acres which is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Spot the snowdrops as you wander around the gardens. Enjoy four miles of woodland pathways and exploring the private Broads.

National Trust Sheringham Park, Upper Sheringham. Head to stunning Sheringham Park to see a fantastic display of snowdrops. As you stroll through the park, you may spot a deer and make sure you climb the viewing tower for the best views. During Spring, you will also see a large variety of azaleas, rhododendrons and bluebells.

Hoveton Hall Estate, near Wroxham, runs special tours to enjoy the beautiful snowdrops on the estate followed by a guided tour of the main reception rooms of the Hall by the owner. A light lunch is also included. The snowdrop tour is approximately 1 mile. Booking is required. 




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