Jan – Feb 2022

Famed for having one of the largest naturalistic plantings of snowdrops in the country, the hidden valley which forms the Rococo Garden is unforgettably carpeted with white for a few weeks at the start of spring.  There are fifteen known varieties of snowdrop in the Garden, including the famous Galanthus ‘Atkinsii’.  This distinctively tall, handsome flower was first discovered in Painswick by estate worker James Atkins in the 1800s.

Update 8 January – our Head Gardener Roger predicts that the snowdrops are likely to be at peak blooming during the last week of January and first two weeks of February.  Their progress will depend on temperatures between now and then – continued mild weather will bring them on more quickly.  To keep up-to-date with the latest snowdrop blooming news, follow us on Facebook or Instagram or check back here.

Photo credit: Clive Nichols