A coach excursion arranged for West Wolds u3a Garden Group to see the beautiful snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey on Tuesday, 22nd February 2022.
Seeing a swathe of snowdrops is one way to brighten the winter months. Despite the cold, these hardy little flowers can be found thriving in pastures, woods, ditches and orchards everywhere. After a long winter their brilliant white petals and green leaves are a welcome sight, signalling the growth of new life. Also known as Candlemas Bells. Candlemas, the Christian feast of purification, falls on 2 Feb each year. Snowdrops are common in the grounds of old religious communities, and it’s possible that Anglesey Abbey’s snowdrops go back to the time when it was a priory.
Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust property near Cambridge.
The Winter Garden: The first snowdrops to appear are usually found beneath the splendour of the Winter Garden. Generally visible from mid-December, this is a favourite pathway to spot the delicate white flowers whilst also enjoying the sensory planting surrounding them. This route is currently one-way to allow for social distancing. Please follow the directional signage.
The Woodland Path: Along with daffodils and hellebores, the Woodland Path and Hoe Fen access path provide a natural setting for small clumps of some of their more common snowdrops. If you’re heading through either of these paths, keep an eye out for them on the paths as they can often spread with each passing year.
Coach pick up: Behind Tesco’s store in Market Rasen and the Fire Station at 8.30 a.m. We aim to return by 5 p.m.
Price: £35.00 per person for the coach and driver’s tip. If you are a member of the National Trust you will have free access to Anglesey Abbey. If not then we have a ‘group’ rate of £9.50 per person which you should add to the £35.00 price.
To make a Booking: Contact Jane Guy to request a booking form firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0797 1277 482