Snowdrop festival at Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Stunning snowdrops blanket Howick Hall gardens in Northumberland

A stunning carpet of snowdrops can now be seen at Howick Hall and Gardens, near Alnwick.

By Ian Smith
Saturday, 15th February 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 9:55 pm

A variety of winter woodland walks are available to enjoy during its Snowdrop Festival.

The snowdrops were mainly planted between the wars by Lady Grey, who was a great bulb enthusiast; over time, a number of natural hybrids have evolved and multiplied.

They are planted in large drifts throughout the garden, often with winter aconites, and make a fine display telling us all that spring is not far away.

The Gardens and Tea Room are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 4pm. Admission charges apply, for more details visit

Take a look at Jane Coltman’s beautiful pictures here.

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