Prices shown are per person, we do offer a group discount for groups of 25 people or less. Discounts, special offers and promotions can be found on our events page.
Coach tours need to book in advance and we offer incentives for group operators. Click on our groups and coaches section for details.
We welcome visitors seven days a week during Snowdrops.
The Snowdrop season traditionally runs throughout February and early March. We open daily from 10am, seven days a week, come rain or shine.
The Snowdrop winter garden is nestled in the 800 acre Hodsock estate. Along with more than 100 acres of woodland, the Snowdrops cover around 5 acres of the estate, including natural collections, established displays and lawns packed with the tiny white flowers.
The Snowdrop Village - NEW FOR 2013
Our entire Snowdrop experience will be outdoors and under canvas for 2013 and beyond. Our luxury tea room, plant sale and gift shop will be in a heated marquee village, set in the grounds of the magnificent house, in front of the Gatehouse. The village has a new road and accessible footpaths directly into the Snowdrop Wood and new walkways take visitors into our famous gardens.
The Woodland Cafe & The Glade - NEW FOR 2013
There'll be a new rustic outdoor cafe area in the heart of the Snowdrop woods, a short walk from the Snowdrop Village. Here you can grab a hot drink and snacks, take a seat and soak up the Snowdrop experience. The Glade is our outdoor fun area for children to explore. Using materials found in the woodland, there's swings, balance posts and much more to discover.
FREE history talks - BACK FOR 2013
In the Snowdrop Village you'll find History Corner, a space dedicated to telling the history of Hodsock Priory. Every day George and the team will give free talks on Hodsock, the people and the place. See the board for talk times.
There’s a well signed walk around the gardens with short cuts for those who are less mobile and walk extensions for those wanting to roam the woodland. Extended walks around the Estate and local area will be signposted for 2013. Refreshments and toilets are on site. Our toilet facilities can be found in the Snowdrop Village, on the edge of the Snowdrop wood.
Child and disabled friendly
Children are always welcome at Hodsock although we do ask for them to be supervised at all times. Toddlers can enjoy a run round the parkland or a rummage in the woodland, whilst older children can try to crack the code and locate Hodsock's Hidden Treasure and enjoy outdoor adventure at our new Glade play area.
There is open water on the estate so extra care should be taken with toddlers and infants.
We identify preferred routes for less able visitors and the footpaths immediately round the house and formal gardens can be accessed by wheelchair. Other routes are across grassland and woodland and can get very muddy which can be difficult for wheelchairs, motorised vehicles and pushchairs.
Limited hard surface parking is allocated for disabled visitors and coaches, the main carpark is the right hand field of the estate. Parking wardens will welcome you to the site and direct you to the next available space. Parking is included in the entry price to the house and gardens.