A carpet of snowdrops at Church Copse
Aconites and crocuses in the Garden Park
Kate and J-P get in closer
Before we arrived, my friend Kate thought snowdrops were just snowdrops. She didn't realise there were so many varieties! Different ones were described as 'short and upright' or 'short and chubby'...
Galanthus short and upright
Galanthus short and chubby
There are many lovely paths to wander around and enjoy drifts of snowdrops.
near the main gate
Within the Woodland Garden
Entrance to Church Copse
Near the Woodland Garden
There were also other early Spring delights.
Hamamelis (no label so unknown variety)
Iris Katharine Hodgkin
There was also time for fun!
Kevin wonders if Kate will make it without falling and
squashing snowdrops. Church Copse.
And a time for snuggles.
Kate and J-P at the building (summer house?) beside the old wall.
It was a beautiful late winter day and as ever, we enjoyed our visit to Kingston Bagpuize gardens.
J-P, moi and Kate by Church Copse
The last snowdrop open day is Sunday 24th February. The house and gardens is also open on weekends from March to September.
And extra snowdrop pic by @oxkev.