Come & see the Snowdrops!

1st February 2018

It’s always a good time to visit The Cotswolds, but Snowdrop Season is definitely the most magical…

There are so many picturesque walks around the Cotswolds plus a wonderful collection of gardens and arboretums to explore and make the most of this wonderful natural spectacle.

Book your stay in the Cotswolds during February and March to see these beautiful beds of white snowdrops at their best… we’ve listed our favourite places to spot them below and promise to have the fires lit ready for your return!

Colesbourne Park 

Located in the Churn valley in the heart of Gloucestershire, Colesbourne Park has been the private home of the Elwes family since 1789 and is now lovingly known as ‘England’s Greatest Snowdrop Garden’. Their ten-acre garden boasts beautiful historic snowdrops that have been greatly developed over the last 25 years – now with over 350 varieties to enjoy! We highly recommend a visit during February or early March to explore the snowdrops, woodland and lakeside paths.

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Painswick Rococo Garden

Painswick Rococo Garden is the last surviving complete Rococo garden in the country. Designed in the 1740’s at a time when gardens were theatrical backdrops to extravagant parties; a Mr Benjamin Hyett welcomed many a guest to his elegant garden to party amongst the intricate garden buildings and enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding Cotswold countryside. Today, Painswick Rococo Garden is popular all year-round but particularly in Snowdrop season when over five million snowdrops pepper the grounds!

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Batsford Arboretum

Just a mile away from the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh; Batsford Arboretum is home to 56 acres of trees, shrubs, and in late winter – snowdrops! Visit during February and early March for the unmissable first signs of Spring. After a stroll around the snowdrops, explore their on-site Applestore which is brimming with beautiful interiors, gifts and vintage items. There is also a Cafe on site to warm up!

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Snowshill Garden

Snowshill Manor and Garden are closed for winter with one exception; the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February 2018 when it will open its doors for picture-perfect walks among the snowdrops! The garden is lovingly known as an extension to the former owner, Charles Wade’s modest living quarters. Split into a number of ‘rooms’ across two acres; Snowshill Garden comprises of formal lawns, colourful borders and water features – with plenty of benches to sit down and take a moment.

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