Visiting the snowdrops at Welford Park

We are lucky enough to have Welford Park not too far from us, so when the sun was shining on a glorious almost-Spring day last week Harriet and I decided to visit the snowdrops display in the beech wood. Welford Park country house and estate is a private residence built on the site of a monastic grange belonging to Abingdon Abbey and is located near Newbury in Berkshire. It is believed that it was the monks who planted the snowdrops in Anglo-Saxon times and they remain to this day. For over 50 years now, the estate has opened its doors for the month of February to enable visitors to view the magnificence of the snowdrops display.



From a distance the carpet of snowdrops at Welford Park looked like snowfall. We were amazed.





As one of the first signs of the end of Winter, snowdrops are such a beautiful nod to the coming of Spring and a visit to the display is a must if you enjoy open spaces and beautiful scenery.

An added piece of trivia for any fans of The Great British Bake Off – the estate was the location for filming of the 2014 series.



5 Responses

  1. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea) 4th March 2015 / 3:17 pm

    What gorgeous photographs! I love snow drops, they always look so pure and pretty and are a great sign that spring is on the way! And what a fascinating fact that you snuck in at the end there too :) Thanks for sharing this (p.s. would love you to link this up at my weekly linky #sharethejoy )
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    • Minis & More 5th March 2015 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks Michelle. It feels like such a magical place when you’re there. I thought people might like to know the sneaky fact at the end.

  2. Coombe Mill 4th March 2015 / 11:20 pm

    How totally beautiful! This is the most snowdrops I’ve seen and I thought we had a lot here on the farm. Gorgeous photos and what a delightful place to visit. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.
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    • Minis & More 5th March 2015 / 9:40 pm

      It really is a beautiful place. Definitely worth a visit for anyone in the Berkshire area.

  3. Stacey Guilliatt 20th March 2015 / 11:09 pm

    Wow, what an absolutely beautiful sight! Snowdrops are gorgeous x #countrykids
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