Snowdrop walks

PUBLISHED: 05:23 09 February 2015

Snowdrops at Raveningham

Snowdrops at Raveningham

Archant Norfolk.

Stunning drifts of white flowers light up winter in parkland, woodland, churchyards and country lanes across the county.

See – snowdrops. Stunning drifts of white flowers light up winter in parkland, woodland, churchyards and country lanes across the county.

At Raveningham the gardens will be open in aid of Priscilla Bacon Lodge, the Norwich centre for specialist palliative care. Raveningham Hall is the home of Sir Nicholas Bacon, whose mother, Priscilla, introduced snowdrops to the garden.

The gardens will be open from Monday, February 2 to Friday, February 27 (except Saturdays) from 11am to 4pm (or dusk if earlier).

Walsingham Abbey and Brinton Hall will both be open in aid of St John Ambulance – Walsingham on Saturday, February 14, from 10am-4pm, and Brinton, on Sunday, February 22 from 1-4pm.

At Walsingham, where the gardens are studded with spectacular ruins, snowdrops have naturalised through 20 acres of woodland and along the banks of the river Stiffkey. At Brinton, near Holt, the gardens and parkland sweep down to water meadows and the woods beyond are carpeted with naturalised snowdrops. Look out for the Snowdrop Theatre on the garden woodland path.

A snowdrop and aconite walk, with brunch, is being held in the gardens at Hoveton House, near Wroxham, in aid of Autism Anglia and St John’s Church, Hoveton, on February 15. Open 11am to 2pm. Tickets are £7.50, includes winter soup, barbecued hotdogs, and a glass of wine or soft drink. Call 01692 630892.

Brinton Hall, Stody Road, Brinton, near Holt, NR24 2QH.

Raveningham Gardens, NR14 6NS; 01508 548480; www.raveningham.com

Walsingham Abbey, Little Walsingham, NR22 6BP.

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