Coddington Vineyard, Coddington, Herefordshire

Five acres include a two-acre vineyard, listed farmhouse, threshing barn and cider mill. Garden with terraces, wild flower meadow, woodland with massed spring bulbs, large pond with wildlife, stream garden with masses of primula and hosta. Hellebores and snowdrops, hamamelis and parottia. Azaleas followed by roses and perennials. In spring,the gardens are a mass of bulbs.

The garden opens by arrangement from February to September for groups of 10 or more. This means that the garden welcomes visitors on pre-agreed dates. To arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit, contact the garden's owners: Sharon and Peter Maiden on 641817

Ivy Croft, Leominster

A maturing rural garden with areas of meadow, wood and orchard, blending with countryside and providing habitat for wildlife. The cottage is surrounded by borders, raised beds, trained pears and containers giving all year interest. Paths lead to the wider garden including herbaceous borders, vegetable garden framed with espalier apples and seasonal pond with willows, ferns and grasses ... and, at this time of year, snowdrops.

The garden opens by arrangement from January to December, with open days next month on Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27.

To arrange a group visit, contact Roger Norman at 720344

The Weir Garden, Swainshill

Snowdrops are a firm favourite with children and adults alike. There are many different varieties of snowdrop and several can be spotted here at The Weir Garden whilst on a wander. Amazingly, snowdrops can range from a tiny 2.7 inches in size for a standard bulb to a rather large 12 inches for the giant species. Their leaves have reinforced tips to push through hard frozen ground; they even contain a natural anti-freeze which helps them survive very cold conditions.

Colesbourne Park, Gloucestershire

The snowdrop collection at Colesbourne Park originated in the plantings made by Henry John Elwes (1846-1922). In 1874 he had discovered Galanthus elwesii while travelling in western Turkey and he became one of the prominent galanthophiles (snowdrop lovers) of his day. It is clear that he planted widely, as the garden today contains large populations of snowdrops, many of them hybrids, descended from those plantings.

New varieties are added each year, with the collection now totalling some 350 varieties. Colesbourne Park is renowned as one of the best places to see large groups of choice snowdrops, once declared 'England's greatest snowdrop garden.'

Visitors can enjoy the snowdrops throughout the 10-acre garden with its woodland and lakeside paths, the Spring Garden and Formal Garden, alongside drifts of cyclamen, hellebores and other winter plants.The surrounding park, arboretum and nearby church are also open. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 25 January 2020 to 1 March 2020. Pre-booked guided tours for groups of 20-50 are also available on weekdays. or call 01242 870567.

St Peter's Church, Stanton Lacy

Stanton Lacy is a little village close to Ludlow. The parish church of St. Peter's is a Grade I listed building with architecture that dates right the way back to the 11th century. The churchyard is well known for a great show of snowdrops in January and February, and visitors are provided with refreshments during the second week-end of February. The tiny village is just down the B4365, 10 minutes from Upper Norton.

Attingham Park

This dramatic National Trust property is a picturesque place for a walk no matter what the time of year. During snowdrop season, however, it is particularly wonderful. From late January the parkland comes alive with snowdrops and they begin to carpet the woodland floor. You can pick up a leaflet from the visitor reception and this will detail all the best places to go in search of the flowers through the woods along the Mile Walk. Different areas of the property are open at different times throughout the year so it might be best to check on the website before you make the trip.

Rodmarton Manor

With an eight acre stretch of picturesque gardens to explore, interspersed with stunning Cotswold stone, during the spring you'll find over 150 variations of snowdrops - some with markings, some rare, and even yellow and green markings - at Rodmarton Manor.

The garden will be open for snowdrops on February 2, 9, 13 and 16 from 1.30pm. For further details contact John Biddulph on 01285 841442 or email

Painswick Rococo Garden

Designed in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden for the owner of Painswick House and his guests, today it’s a place to roam free, to get up close and personal with nature, or to feel the warmth of the sun on your face as you take in the spectacular views of the Cotswold countryside and magical follies.

In late January the first snowdrops begin to burst into flower, though a mild winter can seem them blooming early. In February the snowdrops are at their stunning best, carpeting steep banks and woodland glades in pure white and fresh green.

There are around five million snowdrops, including some less-common varieties, such as the double form, galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno and galanthus atkinsii, a particularly large snowdrop with an historical link to the garden, which can be found in the Red House Wilderness. Email or call 01452 813204

Home Farm, Huntley near Newent

Set in elevated position with exceptional views. One mile walk through woods and fields to show carpets of spring flowers. Enclosed garden with fern border, sundial and heather bed. White and mixed shrub borders. Stout footwear advisable in winter.

Open Sunday, January 26 11am to 3pm and on Sunday, February 9

For further details, email or call 01452 830210