National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival

The National Garden Scheme gives you access to many private gardens that you normally can’t get into. And they have three of them open in February for the snowdrops!

Longyard Cottage
Bretts Lane, Nazeing, EN9 2DA
Sunday 17th February 2019, 11am to 4pm. (11-4)
Admission £4.00 children free. Home made teas. Longyard Cottage is an interesting ¾ of and acre garden situated within yards of an SSSI site, a C11 Church, a myriad of footpaths and a fine display of snowdrops and spring bulbs.
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Horkesley Hall
Little Horkesley, Colchester, CO6 4DB
Tuesday 19th February 2019, 5:30pm to 8pm. Evening opening please bring a torch.
Sunday 24th February 2019, 1pm to 4pm.
Admisson £6.00 children. Free light refreshments. Horkesley Hall has 8 acres of romantic garden surrounding a classical house in mature parkland setting. The Snowdrop Walk is a real treat and takes you through this wonderful natural setting, punctuated by vast plane trees and many other established shrubs and trees.
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Dragons
Boyton Cross, Chelmsford CM1 4LS.
Wednesday 20th February 2019, 12midday to 3pm.
Admission £4.00 childred free. Light refreshments and plants for sale.
Dragons is a plantswoman’s 3/4 acre country garden, planted to encourage wildlife. This Essex garden is part of the NGS Snowdrop Festival and you can enjoy time walking along the meandering paths which cut through wonderful carpets of snowdrops.
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