Get outdoors and help with planting

Snowdrop planting at Wallington
Snowdrop planting at Wallington

The mass planting of snowdrops continues at the National Trust-run Wallington with another 100,000 plants due to be put in the ground during February half-term.

Many hands make light work and the public is encouraged to ‘dress-for-mess’ and take the opportunity to get outdoors and be involved with creating this woodland spectacle.

With more than 215,000 visitors to Wallington every year, the time has come for a change to the way they come into the property and a new entrance is being created.

Help is needed to plant snowdrops in the woodland that aligns the new route to create a beautiful woodland welcome for years to come.

Simon Thompson, Wallington’s head gardener said: “The woods at Wallington are an important part of the designed landscape on the vast estate we look after, part of which was designed by Capability Brown in the 1700s.

“Our outdoor team is working hard to care for these woodland gardens and the snowdrop planting plan is part of this process.

“It’s great to get our visitors involved in helping us with our conservation work. It’s the perfect way to get hands-on outdoors at half-term and we hope it will inspire people to get gardening at home.”

If you’d like to give the gardeners a hand with planting this year’s snowdrops in the wood, visit between February 18 and 26, from 11am to 3pm.