An abundance of snowdrops will provide a magnificent trail for visitors at Hever Castle & Gardens during February 2017.
Over 60,000 snowdrop bulbs have been planted in the Gardens over the past six years including a mix of single and double snowdrops, interspersed with some unusual varieties such as the yellow tipped ‘Wendy’s Gold’, a giant galanthus called ‘Colossus’ which at 9 inches is one of the tallest snowdrops you can find and Galanthus ‘Green Brush’ with its unusual green tipped flowers.
Visitors to the childhood home of Anne Boleyn are being urged to wrap up warm and enjoy an exhilarating walk through the extensive grounds which were remodelled by William Waldorf Astor at the turn of the 20th century.
For a more energetic experience visitors can go on a tranquil Hever Lake Walk which takes them around the perimeter of the wonderful 38 acres lake.
The Winter Garden opposite Half Moon Lawn has been rejuvenated in recent years with specialist snowdrop bulbs planted among the winter flowering shrubs such as Daphne and Viburnum, Dogwood and orange Witch Hazel.
Opening Times: 11th to 19th February daily (during half term week), 20th February to 31st March. Open Wednesday to Sundays only - 10:30am to 3:00pm, final exit 4:30pm (Castle open 12 noon to 3:30pm)
Castle & Gardens:
Child (5-15): £9.50 (under 5s free)
*2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3 children)
For further information please call Hever Castle on 01732 865224.