Snowdrop walks in Northants this weekend

Snowdrop walks are taking place across the county
Snowdrop walks are taking place across the county

You know spring is just around the corner when snowdrops make an appearance.

The gardens at Deene Park, near Corby, have a wonderful display of snowdrops and are opening for visitors for a week from Sunday to March 1.

There will many different varieties to see as well as lakeside and garden walks. There will also be the chance to buy snowdrops for your garden.

The gardens are open from 11am to 4pm, with the last entry at 3pm. Admission is £4 for adults and children under the age of five can visit for free.

The Duke of Buccleuch’s Northamptonshire home, Boughton House, near Kettering, is also opening its garden for snowdrop lovers. The gardens will be open from 11am to 3pm on Sunday and entry is £5.

Visitors will also be able to see the historic walled kitchen garden and herbaceous border including the newly created sensory and wildlife gardens. The wilderness woodland will open for visitors to view the spring flowers.

The garden originally created by Sir David Scott, the cousin of the Duke of Buccleuch, will also be open.

Opening under the National Gardens Scheme, which raises money for various charities, is Jericho, in Market Place, Oundle.

The garden, which is divided into a series of secret spaces and is inspired by Vita Sackville-West, is open on Sunday from midday to 4pm. Admission is £3.

Further afield, Coton Manor is opening for people to see its snowdrops and Christmas roses from Saturday to Sunday, March 8. The gardens are open from 11am to 4pm daily and admission is £3.

Kelmarsh Hall has a spring walk on Sunday, March 1, for people to see the hall’s gardens. The tea room will be open as well.

The gardens are open for the walk from 11am to 3pm and admission is £3.