Welford Park was mentioned to me recently as one of the best places to visit in the area to see snowdrops, how many other places compete for that? It's not a question of competition of course, but enjoying all the places with snowdrop collections, they are all glorious in subtly different ways often.
Last Thursday 23 February the garden was open and there was an added excitement of a Plant Fair, and challenging weather conditions in the form of Storm Doris which blew hard all day, and caused mini whirlwind storms throughout the park. It is a beautiful place to visit, only a short distance from Swindon, northwest of Newbury, and open only this week from Weds 1 March- Sunday 5 March from 11am-4pm before closing until the Boxford Basques when it opens between 26-30July, and then closes until next spring's snowdrop event.
I tried to capture the snowdrops in their profusion in the woods, but it wasn't easy, the best way to describe them is they are like bluebell woods with snowdrops instead of bluebells.