Where to see snowdrops near Shrewsbury and in wider Shropshire this Spring 2024 - including snowdrop walks, charity open days and National Trust houses. And lots come with cake and teas! Pictured: Florence amongst the snowdrops/Lingen Davies
Winsley Hall, Westbury
Lingen Davies’ popular charity snowdrop walk will return on February 17th & 18th, with tea and homemade cakes provided - in memory of June Whitaker, owner of Winsley Hall and long-term supporter of Lingen Davies.
The gardens and woodland of this historic property are transformed into a spectacular carpet of snowdrops every year. Volunteers will serve delicious cakes and tea as a post walk treat. Mrs Whitaker opened her gardens for 20 years in support of the charity, but sadly died of cancer last summer. The charity is grateful to be able to continue with the event in June’s memory.
Tickets available in advance online at lingendavies.co.uk/snowdropwalk or on the gate, £5 for adults, and U12s free. Gates open from 10.30am to 4pm both days. Winsley Hall, Westbury SY5 9HB.
A grand day out! Enjoy the snowdrops in gardens & woodland at Winsley Hall
Snowdrops abound at Attingham Park. Catch them at their best from early to mid-February near the entrance gates on the front drive, in the orchard, woodland and pleasure grounds as well as around the mile walk. Or go along to one of the Snowdrop Evening Walks to see the snowdrops lit up by fairylights, along with light projections by Andy McKeown. The event is free for National Trust Members (£11 per adult and £5.50 per child for non members) and runs from 5.30pm with last entry at 6.45pm. The park closes at 7.30pm. Wrap up warm! No need to book, however the event is weather dependent.
Snowdrops in the woods at Attingham Park
Cound village boasts a superb showing of snowdrops down by Coundmoor Brook with a special snowdrop walk guide produced by Cound Guidhall - the route crosses private farmland so you must keep dogs on a lead, and there are stiles to cross. And the best thing is that on February 17th & 18th the Guildhall will be serving soup & rolls, teas, coffees and cakes to reward you for your efforts! The Guildhall is open from 11am to 4pm, at Cound Bridge, Harnage, Shrewsbury SY5 6BN.
Millichope Park, Munslow
The beautiful parkland at Millichope Park near Craven Arms will open up to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Sunday on February 11th (2pm to 5pm). Entry is £6 and you’re welcome to take a flask of tea and a picnic!
Dudmaston, National Trust
Visitor facilities are open on February 12, 13, 19 & 20 to support snowdrop walkers! Look out for the blooms in the woodlands, or take a walk through the Dingle to see them at their best. Dogs are welcome provided they are on the lead.
Eyton on the Weald
There’s an open gardens walk at Eyton Hall, where you can explore a Victorian era landscape in aid of Shropshire Historic Churches Trust on February 18th. Roam woodland paths through drifts of snowdrops from 12.30pm to 4pm. Take in the walled gardens, lake and folly too.
Refreshments available from The Goose on the Loose. Entry £5 cash, WC, no dogs except guide dogs and the gardens are sadly unsuitable for wheelchairs. Eyton upon the Weald Moors, TF6 6ET, Near Wellington.