This year’s Snowdrop Walk in Gisborough Priory Gardens will take place on Sunday 26 February between 1pm and 3pm.
Visitors will be able to stroll between the great lime trees of the Monks’ Walk and see the hundreds of snowdrops blooming.
Many other spring flowers are also starting to show their faces. Drifts of winter aconites are in flower among the horse chestnut trees. Hundreds more bulbs, including daffodils and tulips, have been planted over the last year and are starting to poke their leaves up out of the ground all around the gardens.
There will be tea, coffee and home-made cakes available to sample during the afternoon as well as plenty of information about the history of the gardens and new developments. All the money raised will go towards the continuing volunteer-led garden restoration scheme.
Thanks to the generosity of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, visitors may enter free of charge through Gisborough Priory during the Snowdrop Walk. There is an alternative free entrance straight to the gardens through the gateway at the end of the Bow Street Centre car park, off Whitby Lane. Follow the signs and talk to the volunteers on site for more information.
Gisborough Priory Project volunteer, Jenny Thomas, said, “This is our first open day of the year – a chance to see snowdrops at their best, flowering in a beautiful setting.”