National Garden Scheme: Snowdrop Festival Gardens

Emma Bridgewater is proud to donate £5 from the sale of Snowdrops In The Woods ½ pint mug to the National Garden Scheme during the months of January and February (or while stocks last!).

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens across the UK and raises money for nursing and health charities.

February will see the National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival, where 100 gardens will be opening. Below are just a few of the gardens you can visit soon! A full list of National Garden Scheme snowdrop gardens is available here.

  

Hornbeams
Stanmore
Greater London
Full garden information here.

Discover this ½ acre garden with plenty of wildlife in their pond and bog. You’ll find a woodland grove of birches underplanted with cyclamen and dwarf bulbs!

 
Briarfield
Burton, Neston, Cheshire
Full garden information here.

Tucked beneath Burton Wood, this two acre garden is on 2 sites, a brief walk along an unmade lane. Shrubs, colourful herbaceous, bulbs, alpines and water features compete for attention as you wander through 4 distinctly different gardens.

Benvardin Gardens
Ballybogy, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Full garden information here.

The garden at Benvarden was most probably once a semi-fortified Bawn, built for the purpose of protecting livestock from roaming thieves. It has since been transformed into a walled garden. Explore the pond and walks that leads to the river bank.

Stubbings House
Henley Road, Maidenhead

Berkshire
Full garden information here.

Set around a Grade II listed house, home to Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands in WW2. Explore the large lawn and woodland walks.
  

Corwen
Denbighshire
Full garden information here.

4 acre garden on a sloping hillside overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley. The garden has many mature trees underplanted with snowdrops, fritillaries and cyclamen. An Italianate garden of box hedging lies below the house and shrubs, ponds, perennials, roses and an orchard are also to be enjoyed within this cleverly structured area.
 

Click for the full list here.