Norfolk is one of the best places to see snowdrops, and they will be at their peak in February. Snowdrops are the first flowers to bloom each year. They get their name because of the white colour and drooping shape. While you can see snowdrops all over Norfolk during the season, some places have more than others.
Fairhaven Water Gardens
(14.4 miles from Dairy Barns)
Fairhaven in South Walsham is 130 acres of cultivated, wild and natural plantings in the Norfolk Broads with a lovely display of snowdrops. They have almost 4 miles of woodland pathways and their own private broad. It’s a lovely place to walk any time of year, and they have some interesting special events.
(14.4 miles from Dairy Barns)
Horstead House is located in the village of Horstead. The River Bure flows gently through this woodland garden; there are millions of beautiful snowdrops that carpet the garden, and there’s a small walled garden to look around to.
(30 miles from Dairy Barns)
The Raveningham Estate is mostly farmed and covers 500 acres. Raveningham Hall has been home to the Bacon family since 1735. The hall was built around 1750 and is a Grade II-listed building. The gardens are only open to the public at set times of the year; here you can enjoy herbaceous plants and shrubs, the walled kitchen garden, the lake, the conservatory and the herb garden.
(25.6 miles from Dairy Barns)
Sheringham Park offers visitors splendid walks, and at the beginning of the year, the views are enhanced by beautiful displays of snowdrops. It is a National Trust estate.
(58.9 miles from Dairy Barns)
Oxburgh Hall is a splendid, moated country house in the village of Oxborough. The hall is managed by the National Trust and was built around 1482. During the winter months, there are guided walks all over the estate which includes the woodland setting with beautiful snowdrops in abundance. Plus, there are also plenty of spring flowering bulbs, trails to follow and refreshments.
St Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market
(16.9 miles from Dairy Barns)
For many years St Margaret’s church in Thorpe Market has welcomed visitors to their award-winning conservation churchyard to see the snowdrops and aconites. Snowdrop events take place every Sunday afternoon in February.
(40.6 miles from Dairy Barns)
Lexham Hall is an agricultural estate close to Swaffham. It’s a private family residence and the gardens are only open for charity during a small number of days per year. The Winter Garden at Lexham Hall is carpeted with both snowdrops and aconites. There are many of these early blossoming flowers all over the woodland garden and the woods adjacent to St Andrew’s Church (Groom’s Wood).
(35.9 miles from Dairy Barns)
Walsingham Abbey in the beautiful village of Walsingham is located halfway between Fakenham and Wells-next-the-Sea. Since the 11th Century, the Abbey has been a place of religious pilgrimage. It offers visitors peace and tranquillity amongst the priory ruins and the surrounding woods and meadows.