Published: 07 February 2013
Snowdrops At The Castle
The grounds at Hedingham Castle in Essex are open for special 'Snowdrop Sundays' this month where you can experience the beautiful carpets of snowdrops in a wonderful setting.
The Keep at Hedingham Castle, Essex.
The magnificent 110 foot high tower of the Norman Keep and the Georgian mansion house at Hedingham overlook beautiful wooded grounds, parkland and gardens.
 
In early February the ancient landscape around the castle is blanketed with vast drifts of snowdrops, 
 
The snowdrops were first planted in the nineteenth century and include at least thirteen different varieties making it possibly one of the most romantic winter gardens in the East of England.
 
Snowdrops cover the steep slopes of the motte and bailey and set off the remarkable trees and lakes in front of the house.


When To See Them

 

The Snowdrop Sundays are on the 10th and 17th February 2013 from 11am – 4pm. For more details of other events and how to get there see their website www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk
 
There is a lot more to see at this historic site. In 2009 the gardens were given a major transformation which was recorded and shown on the TV Channel 4 series ‘The Landscape Man’.


 
Reported by Chris Allen  
   
 

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