Savour Anglesey Abbey’s unique annual display at Snowdrop Festival

Head gardener Richard Todd amongst the snowdrop collection

Head gardener Richard Todd amongst the snowdrop collection - Credit: Archant

The gardens of Anglesey Abbey will be transformed into a sea of white, as thousands of delicate snowdrops herald the arrival of spring.

Seas of snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey

Seas of snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey - Credit: Archant

The National Trust property, in Lode, has one of the finest snowdrop collection’s in the country, with more than 300 varieties of the delicate white flower, including 20 varieties that have been discovered on site.

Snowdrops are often seen growing in religious or monastic sites because their flowering coincides with the Feast of Candlemas and Purification each February. Their origin can be traced across the world to Southern Russia, Turkey and Southern Europe.

It is widely believed that the first great plant hunters, the Elizabethans, introduced them to this country.

Anglesey Abbey’s Snowdrop Festival runs from January 23 through to February 28. Visitors wishing to learn more about snowdrops, can join Anglesey Abbey gardener’s on their snowdrop tours at 2pm on weekdays throughout the festival.

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Maps detailing the best places to see snowdrops in the gardens are available from the reception upon arrival.

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