Snowdrops in Essex


We’ve just started building up this year’s listing.

Please note that actual flowering times of snowdrops are entirely weather-dependent (more than ever, due to climate change!), and these dates have been set up in good faith by the various gardens. It might be worth checking ahead of a visit that there are a lot of snowdrops to see!

Copped Hall

Snowdrops at Copped Hall
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 5th February 2023
An opportunity see the early spring flowers, and hopefully, a fine display of Snowdrops. The mansion is not open.
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Daws Hall Nature Reserve

Snowdrop Sundays
Daws Hall Centre, Henny Road, Lamarsh CO8 5EX
Last Sunday in January and first three Sundays in February.
The first signs of spring and a blanket of snowdrops.
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The Gardens of Easton Lodge

Snowdrops at the Gardens
The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow CM6 2BD
Some Wednesdays and Sundays in February
Snowdrops to view, and to buy, and there will be hot and cold refreshments.
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The Gibberd Garden

Snowdrop and Hellebore Days
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Some Wednesdays and Sundays in February
Visit to see their snowdrops and hellebores, sculptures and landscaping, and pop into their cafe.
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Hedingham Castle

Spring Bulbs
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Weekends and other dates in Feb/Mar
“Join us on selected dates this season for the opportunity to see Spring in all its glory on the estate, starting with a stunning carpet of white in the woodlands as the Snowdrops bloom in their thousands in early February.”
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Kentwell Hall

Snowdrop Days
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA
Saturday 11th February 2023 to Sunday 19th February 2023, then weekends to the end of March
“Spring is a lovely time to visit Kentwell’s Gardens. The shrubbery and back wood are carpeted with snowdrops, with little pockets of aconites. The rest of the gardens are charming as their winter starkness is banished by emerging springtime shoots.”
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Markshall Estate

Snowdrops Weekend
Markshall Estate, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1TG
Friday 3rd February 2023 to Sunday 5th February 2023, 10am to 3pm
“Welcome the first flowers of the year, come and view the beautiful snowdrops as they emerge. Wrap up and explore The Winter Walk, designed for colour and contrast through the winter months, then head to Robins Grove to admire the extensive carpet of snowdrops.”
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National Garden Scheme

Small private gardens opening under the NGS scheme, which have a snowdrop display.

Boyton Cross, CM1 4LS
Wednesday 8th February 2023, 11.30am until 3pm.
“Galanthus are a passion. A plantswoman’s ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife.”
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Green Island Gardens
Park Road, Ardleigh, Essex, CO7 7SP
Sunday 22nd January 2023, 10am to 4pm
“Our annual Snowdrop opening in aid of NGS and Plant Heritage is a great opportunity to make the most of our winter garden.”
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Grove Lodge
3 Chater’s Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2AB
Sunday 12th February 2023 and Sunday 19th February 2023, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
“A large walled garden close to the town centre with unusually high biodiversity (e.g. 17 species of butterfly recorded) close to the turf maze and Norman castle.”
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Horkesley Hall
Vinesse Road, Little Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4DB
Saturday 25th February 2023, 12.30pm to 4.30pm.
“Magical parkland, traditional English garden setting with 8 acres of romantic garden surrounding classical house overlooking lake.”
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Longyard Cottage
Betts Lane, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey EN9 2D
Sunday 19th February 2023, 11.00am to 4.00pm.
“An interesting ¾ of an 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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