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Snowdrop gardens in Leicestershire

Start your garden visiting year with a trip to a snowdrop garden in Leicestershire…

The Acers, Hinckley

Medium sized garden, with a Japanese theme inc a zen garden, Japanese tea house, koi pond, more than 20 different varieties of acers, many choice alpines, trilliums, cyclamen, erythroniums, cornus, hamamelis and dwarf conifers. Approximately 200 different varieties of snowdrops in spring. Opens Sunday 18th February.

Oak Cottage, Swadlincote

½ acre garden set around Blackfordby’s ‘hidden’ listed thatched cottage, which itself is more than 300 years old. In total there are 3.4 acres of paddocks, front and rear gardens to explore with an extensive display of snowdrops (inc a named collection in rear garden) as well as Hellebores throughout. Opens Sunday 18th February.

Hedgehog Hall, Tilton on the Hill

½ acre organically managed plant lover’s garden. Steps leading to three stone walled terraced borders filled with shrubs, perennials, bulbs and a patio over looking the valley. Lavender walk, herb border, beautiful spring garden, colour themed herbaceous borders. Courtyard with collection of hostas and acers and terrace planted for year-round interest with topiary and perennials. Opens Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February.

Westview, Leicester

Organically managed small walled cottage garden with year-round interest. Rare and unusual plants, many grown from seed. Formal box parterre, courtyard garden, alpines, herbaceous borders, woodland areas with unusual ferns, small wildlife pond, greenhouse, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Collection of Snowdrops. Recycled materials used to make quirky garden ornaments and water feature. Opens Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February.

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