Lincolnshires ‘lost’ garden is hosting its famous snowdrop experience until Sunday.
Easton Walled Gardens has opened the gates for Snowdrop Week (February 15-23). Its beautiful showcase of a wide variety of
winter flowers, including snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis, Galanthus flore and aconites that enhance the riverbanks and terraces, spread over 12 acres of grounds.
The ‘lost’ Easton Walled Gardens, which is directed by Lady Ursula Cholmeley, date right back to 1592 have been restablished
to their former glory after being left deserted for 50 years.
Bundles of rare snowdrops such as “Fred’s Giant” form pictures with little irises and hellebores can be found in particular areas. Visitors can enjoy talks explaining how to grow and divide snowdrops and tips on how to develop your own collection, from local horticultural expert Jackie Murray.
Lady Cholmeley said: “We’re delighted to invite enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy our display of snowdrops and aconites. Whether you’re a seasoned galanthoplie (lover of snowdrops), keen photographer, historian, or just for a relaxing stroll in beautiful surroundings, Easton has something for everyone.”
She added: “Snowdrop Week, which marks the start of our 2014 season, is now one of the UK’s leading naturalised winter flower gardens. With so much to experience, a trip to Easton Walled Gardens is a perfect day for all the family.”
Adult tickets cost £6.75 and childrens tickets cost £2.75 each. For more information about Snowdrop Week call 01476530063 or visit
www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk. Snowdrops can be purchased for a limited time from www.shopateaston.co.uk
It is open 11am-4pm.