Snowdrop Walk At Hever Castle & Gardens And A New NGS Date For 2019
Snowdrops from 9th February 2019
Visitors to Hever Castle & Gardens in February have the chance to see 80,000 snowdrops throughout the grounds from beside the outer moat, meandering along Sunday Walk and drifting into Church Walk.
And new for 2019 Hever Castle & Gardens are in the vanguard of the National Gardens Scheme’s with their opening in the grounds of the Castle on February 12th.
Jane Streatfield, NGS Kent County Organiser says “It’s a real delight to have Hever Castle gardens opening for the Scheme again and with such a dramatic spring display”.
Duncan Leslie, CEO at Hever says: Duncan Leslie, CEO at Hever says: “The NGS raise millions each year and it’s wonderful to support them at Hever. We are very happy to be involved at the start of their exciting 2019 programme which sees people open their gardens of all sizes – from back yards to huge estates.”
Neil Miller, Head Gardener at Hever Castle adds: “Gardeners really enjoy the NGS days – it’s a special programme and we are very happy to spearhead their snowdrop festival”.
Neil has been amassing an enviable collection of snowdrop varieties over the last 7 years, planting 10,000 each season including a mix of single and double snowdrops.
He says: “We have planted some exciting varieties in the last few years including Galanthus Athenae – one of the earliest to flower, usually by the end of November, Galanthus Magnet, Galanthus Viridapice and Galanthus Plicatus warham.”
Discover the delights of a late winter walk through drifts of snowdrops from 9th February.