Hodsock Snowdrops 2013
Thank you to everyone who visited Hodsock Snowdrops 2013. Our gardens are now closed until May when you can come and experience the Bluebell Wood.
At Snowdrops this year, you'll find our Food and Country Fair, Beer and Banger Festival and Snowdrop Wedding Fair as well as our Charity Weekend to start the season, with lots of local charities offering fun things to do as well as supporting worthwhile causes.
Snowdrops 2013 will be open from Saturday 2nd February to Sunday 3rd March 2013.
Open daily from 10am – 4pm
Historic talks take place at 12pm and 2pm daily in the Snowdrop Village. There is no extra charge for talks.
We have a range of Special Offers for visitors to Snowdrops at Hodsock.
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.
Useful information for planning a visit to Snowdrops
Snowdrops Walk – how long will it take
Café on site?
What to wear
Q. Are dogs allowed?
A. We are a pet friendly site and dogs are welcome to run in The Park only. We do not allow dogs in the gardens or woodland (apart from assistance dogs). We have pet friendly rooms available for overnight stays at our five star Courtyard B&B.
Q. Is there disabled access?
A. We mark a route that is more suitable for wheelchair users and those who are less mobile. Paths around the house 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, with more work planned for 2014.
Q. How long does a visit to Snowdrops at Hodsock take?
A. 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 in the Snowdrop Village. Visits during the weekend events may require more time.
Q. What facilities are on site?
A. We have the Snowdrops tea rooms serving home made food from local produce. The gift shop will be open every day, run by our partners at Floral Media from Caunton. Toilets are close to the new Snowdrop Village and we have baby change and disabled facilites.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Wrap up warm and wear suitable outdoor clothing including footwear (walking books, wellies and trainers are advisable) and waterproofs if its raining.