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Enjoy snowdrop tours as Lexham Hall and Bagthorpe Hall open doors in February

Visitors can enjoy a walk through a sea of snowdrops on one of a series of opening days.

The garden visiting season begins with the ever-popular snowdrop gardens.

Who does not enjoy the sight of these delightful little white flowers, the harbingers of spring?

Lexham Hall. Picture credit: National Garden Scheme
Lexham Hall. Picture credit: National Garden Scheme

Perhaps you would like to have a circular walk that meanders through a splendid display of snowdrops naturally carpeting a woodland floor, and then returning through a walled garden? If so, Bagthorpe Hall in Bircham will be ideal for you.

Bagthorpe Hall will be open on Sunday, February 18 from 11am-4pm and is £5 for adults, while children go free. Light refreshments are available and dogs are welcomed on leads

If you are simply looking to stretch your legs and enjoy a woodland walk through a carpet of snowdrops, then Lexham Hall in East Lexham will be opening its gates on Sunday, February 4 and 11 from 11am-4pm.

Admission for Lexham Hall is £6 for adults and children are free. Light refreshments will be available and dogs are welcome on leads.

While garden visiting continues to be an enjoyable and inexpensive day out for the family, it also has its health benefits.

George Plumptre, National Garden Scheme chief executive, said: “Visits to our snowdrop and spring flower gardens are always a popular start to the garden visiting season and this latest research gives us more of an insight into why that is.

“Existing research generally links the health benefits of garden visiting to the summer months when most gardens are at their best.

“But our new research highlights the benefits of visiting in winter and, as well as comparing those to visiting in summer, shows how a winter visit helps combat the particular seasonal challenges that we all face at that time of year.”

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