Where to see snowdrops in Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 14:48 07 January 2021

Benington Lordship (c) Richard Gillin, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Benington Lordship (c) Richard Gillin, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Richard Gillin

During February, elusive little white signs of spring pop up around the county in the form of snowdrops. We have gathered some of the best places to go for a snowdrop walk in Hertfordshire

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- Benington Lordship

Benington, Stevenage

The village of Benington is home to the historical Benington Lordship House and Gardens, comprised of a red brick Georgian manor house, the ruins of a motte and bailey castle, and an early 19th century folly.

Carpeted with snowdrops during the early months of the year, the gardens at Benington Lordship provide the perfect backdrop while exploring the grounds of this history-soaked estate.


- Ashridge Estate

Ringshall, Berkhamsted

While the estate doesn’t boast enormous swathes of snowdrops like you may find at other locations on this list, there are always patches to be found among the estate’s expanse of downlands and meadows.

There’s over 5000 acres for you to explore so get out there to discover your own collection of the delicate white flower.


- Walkern Hall


The Walkern Hall estate in Stevenage is a popular wedding and events destination because of the stunning parkland surroundings and striking Georgian house itself.

The surrounding parkland is filled with snowdrops around this time of year and is popular with photographers looking to capture this particular part of the county.

Walkern Hall Gardens

- 1 Elia Cottage

Nether Street, Widford, Ware

The small garden at 1 Elia Cottage in Ware is bursting with flora throughout the year. The garden is comprised of a stream and pond with a mini bridge and winding paths with seats to pause for a moment of peaceful reflection while exploring.

Two days in February will provide visitors the chance to explore the early spring snowdrops that will pepper the third of an acre garden.


- Heartwood Forest

Near Sandridge

Head a few miles north of St Albans to find the meadows of Heartwood Forest that at this time of year will be sprinkled with snowdrops.

With over 850 acres to explore you’ll find snowdrops in a variety of different settings.



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