Between late January to early March, snowdrops are out and brightening up wintry walks around the county. One of the best places to see them is Walsingham Abbey, where there is almost 20 acres of snowdrops to enjoy.
Armed with their trusty iPhone (other smart phones are available) our senior NorfolkPlaces Finders visited the Walinsgham estate and spent an enjoyable couple of hours exploring the Abbey grounds, surrounded by a carpet of Galanthus (that’s snowdrops to you and me!)
As you can see from the photos below, we picked a nice sunny winters day to visit. Despite the sunshine, it was a very chilly February day, but the site of the snowdrops made it worth braving the cold.
We’ll finish off with a couple of pictures of Walsingham Hall and the Abbey ruins. If you’re interested in medieval history then you may want to visit the Abbey grounds to look at the building remains.
We hope you enjoyed these pictures of the snowdrops at Walsingham.
I’ve always been under the impression that snowdrops were native to Britain, but whilst putting this article together I found out that they may have been introduced in the 16th Century. Regardless of their origin, snowdrops are a fantastic site in the Norfolk countryside and we recommend getting out and enjoying them when you get the opportunity to do so. Other places to enjoy them in the county that we recommend are Raveningham Gardens and Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens.