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Snowdrops bloom at Chirk Castle – a sure sign spring is on its way

Snowdrop season has arrived and what better place to experience them than in Chirk Castle’s award-winning gardens and woodland.

Visitors can chase away those winter blues with a gentle stroll to experience the breath-taking carpet of thousands of delicate snowdrops, including pockets of rare species such as Galanthus ‘S. Arnott and Galanthus plicatus.

Catch glimpses of the white flowers throughout the garden, scattered between the herbaceous borders and rock garden. But the best displays are found in Pleasure Ground Wood, an area of formal woodland attached to the formal garden.

The formal woodland is emerging from its winter slumber, and snowdrops are a sure sign that spring is not far away. So with milder weather drawing in, families will love this excuse to get out and about this February half term.

Up and down the country, enthusiasts eagerly await these delicate yet hardy bulbs to bloom. David Lock, Head Gardener at Chirk Castle says, “Each year the weather never fails to put off visitors wanting to see our snowdrops. Snowdrops usually last a few weeks, so we expect them to be look great throughout February.”

To round off the visit, get toasty in the Tea Room where warm food and drinks are available and visitors can treat the family to a delicious slice of cake or a warming bowl of soup.

Chirk Castle’s gardens, tower, shop and tearoom are open daily between 10-4pm. The castle interior reopens on 27 February. Admission charges apply.


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