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Snowdrops at Hodsock 2015

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George and his family are celebrating 250 years of Hodsock. The Buchanan family came to Hodsock in 1765. This quarter millennial year will be marked with a few special treats for Snowdrop fans including 250 Friends Go Free, great ticket discount offers and the planting of a Buchanan lawn.

The Snowdrop experience for 2015 will again be all about making the most of our exquisite early spring gardens. The marquee tea room, gift shop and plant sale will be sited at the side of our 16th century Gatehouse with direct access into the woodland. The outdoor cafe and picnic area sits alongside the Horsepasture Wood campfire and here George will tell visitors about Hodsock's past. Guests can wander around the gardens, visit the Victorian beehives, follow the kids 'Find it in the Garden' game, build dens and roam the woodland. Please note that the House is not open and the Italian Terrace will be closed on the following dates due to Snowdrop weddings: 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th February.

If you are interested in viewing the house, then see our House Tours page. 

Following your visit to Snowdrops 2015, please help us by providing your feedback and suggestions. Click on the link to complete our short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R3B8GTP Thank you from George and the Team!

Check local press and Dealmonster.co.uk for discount vouchers and see below for offers and benefits to our Friends of Hodsock and Groups and Associations.

Snowdrops 2015
• 250 years at Hodsock
• Heated marquee tea room
• Plant sales
• Gift shop
• Accessible paths
• Direct access into the woods and gardens
• Campfire
• Victorian Beehives

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Opening Times


Snowdrops will be open from Saturday 31st January to Sunday 1st March 2015.

Open daily from 10am – 4pm


Entrance Prices Snowdrops 2015

Adult tickets £5
Children 6-16 £1
Children Under 6 GO FREE
Groups (10 people or more) £4.50
All prices include parking on the estate.


Special Offers

We have a range of Special Offers for visitors to Snowdrops at Hodsock. See local press for money off vouchers.


We are giving away tickets to our Friends of Hodsock for 2015. The first 250 Friends to claim will go FREE. 

More details
10% OFF
Present your Friends of Hodsock card
for discounts on entry and purchases.
Join Friends of Hodsock
Buy a pass online and save money
Passes available to buy from December 2014
Buy online or call 01909 591204
10% OFF
Members of U3A, NAFAS & RHS
Show your membership card at the ticket office
to redeem your discount on general
admission prices.
Max 4 people, one card per transaction



We suggest that our visitors prepare for the English winter weather and follow our accessible paths if using wheelchairs or if you have children in buggies. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more hints and tips on visiting Snowdrops at Hodsock.

See our Visiting Snowdrops guide to plan your day at Hodsock Priory.

Top tips
• Wrap up warm, wear flat shoes
• Bring your wellies
• Dogs may run in the Park but are NOT permitted in the gardens/woodland
• Woodland walks take about an hour to an hour and a half
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See our what’s on page for a full list of events.

Useful information for planning a visit to Snowdrops

Disabled access
Snowdrops Walk – how long will it take
Café on site?
What to wear

Q. Are dogs allowed?
We are a pet friendly site and dogs are welcome to run in the Park only.
No Dogs Allowed symbolWe do not allow dogs in the gardens or woodland (apart from assistance dogs). 
Q. Is there disabled access?
We mark a route that is more suitable for wheelchair users and those who are less mobile.
Disabled Access symbolPaths around the garden and the main walkway into the woods will be fine however many of our woodland paths are unsurfaced and can become very muddy underfoot. There are disabled toilets and we are trying to make all areas as accessible as possible.

Q. How long does a visit to Snowdrops at Hodsock take?
We’d recommend that you allow around two hours for your visit to the estate. The Snowdrop walk takes around an hour to an hour and a half and don’t forget a trip to the tea room. Visits during the weekend events may require more time.

Q. What facilities are on site?
We have the Snowdrops tea rooms serving homemade food from local produce. We also have the Woodland cafe in the Glade near the campfire. The plant sales and gift shop will be open every day, run by our partners at Floral Media from Caunton. Toilets are close to the marquee and we have baby change and disabled facilities.
Q. What should I wear?
Wrap up warmly and wear suitable outdoor clothing including footwear (walking books, wellies and trainers are advisable) and waterproofs if it's raining.