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Snowdrop Splendour at Holme Pierrepont Hall – open now

Snowdrops, Hellebores and other winter-flowering bulbs are bursting into flower at Holme Pierrepont Hall and the both house and gardens are open to the public. 

House and gardens opened on Sunday 6 February. See dates at link below.

Robert and Charlotte Brackenbury are the 19th generation owners of the Grade I listed Tudor manor house, the oldest brick building in Nottinghamshire, just a few minutes’ drive from West Bridgford. This month, the house will also be opening to the public for the first time since before the pandemic.

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The grounds are renowned as one of the finest places to see Snowdrops in Nottinghamshire and feature several varieties of the flower bulb including Galanthus nivalis ‘Sam Arnott’, the pretty double snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ and the larger Galanthus plicatus ‘Colossus’.

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Witch hazels, Daphnes and Sarcococcas provide a stunning backdrop for the snowdrops in the East Garden and also fill the air with a delicious fragrance. 

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Many of the plants have been naturalized in the grounds for hundreds of years although others have been cultivated by the team of gardeners and volunteers who work at the Hall.

 

Charlotte Brackenbury says, “We have a superb garden team who work to ensure there is colour and interest throughout the year, not only for our garden visitors but also for couples choosing to get married at the Hall. This year, the Snowdrops started to bloom earlier than usual, possibly as a result of milder and drier weather in January.”

 

Robert Brackenbury goes on to add, “There aren’t many local places where you can see snowdrops in one stunning setting and visitors often comment that the gardens and woodland at Holme Pierrepont Hall are one of their favourite spots to see these cheerful flowers. They particularly like the fact that the flowers are naturalized, rather than formally planted.”

 

The house, gardens and woodland are open daily (except Saturdays) throughout February and the gardens continue to open on selected days throughout the year until the end of September.

 

Visitors must pre-purchase tickets to visit and take away refreshments are available on Sundays.  Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

 

Tickets are available to purchase in advance from www.holmepierreponthall.com. Tickets: Adult House and Garden tickets are £10.00. Gardens only £5.00.  Children and Historic House members enter FREE but still need to book a ticket online.

 

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