Some of my earliest garden visiting memories when I was a little girl are of carpets of beautifully delicate Snowdrops that magically appear in the Spring. My mum is a huge “Galanthophile” (Incase you haven’t heard this term before a Galanthophile is an enthusiastic collector of Snowdrops)
One of our favourite places to visit always has been The Painswick Rococo Garden which is situated about a 25 minute drive from Cheltenham and what’s even better is they are Dog Friendly and Dog’s of course go free!
We always make sure to visit at least a couple of times over the “Snowdrop Season” which can be any time from early January to late February depending on the weather.
We visited recently on the 17th of January and as you can see from the photos there were plenty of Snowdrops out but over the next few weeks will probably be when the full display will be at it’s best. They have a website which they update regularly with the Snowdrops progress so well worth a look if you’re planning a visit. They have 15 varieties in total in the garden and will have over 5 million Snowdrops to see blooming over this Spring!
Obviously taking Cooper is an added bonus to being able to see so many delicate blooms. They are very dog friendly but just ask that well behaved dogs are kept on a Lead. They even allow our four legged friends into the shop & cafe in which they do some very tasty food. (I can highly recommend the Crayfish Ciabatta and Chips)
We will for sure pay them another visit before the Snowdrops hibernate back away for another year. Even once the Snowdrops have gone Painswick Rococo Gardens are still worth visiting as the garden changes so much throughout the seasons. Come May time their Bluebell Walk will have bloomed so we’ll be heading back for another visit I’m sure.
Let us know if you’ve ever been or would now plan a visit to see the gorgeous Snowdrops there?
Fi & Coops xXx
Snowdrop Bandana – Cotswold Pooch
Leather Handled Rope Lead – Dapper Maximus Designs
January – 31st October
• 10.30am – 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm)
They recommend you allow at least 2 – 2.5 hours for your visit.