A Lucky Snowdrop Surprise…


Yesterday we woke to thick Fog and Frost…. but the forecast suggested, though didn’t promise, that the sun ‘may’ break through in the afternoon…. seemed unlikely, but!

So more in hope than expectation we headed off to Hopton Hall where we were told that their Snowdrops were in full bloom.  The fog did lift but a swirling mist lingered, but with a sun that did its best to shine, it proved to be a Spring Snowdrop afternoon with a difference.

Hopton Hall Snowdrops have become an annual event.  The Snowdrops cover most of the woodland but there is also Rose Garden, a more formal garden and Lake… but more on those later.

First join us on a tour of the Snowdrop Woods…

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I mentioned a Rose Garden.  Of course, far far too early for Roses, but it did enable us the get some great views of the Topiary hedges, all neatly trimmed, showing off what is very similar to a Tudor Knot Garden.  The Rose Garden is ‘perhaps’ Victorian and had been sadly neglected. Over the past few years, we have enjoyed watching the recovery progress, a recovery thanks to new owners of the Hall.

In the swirling afternoon mist and sunshine, it looked very different to the more familiar summer view._DOX2220_00059qqq


Despite the cold and the mist, it was still a great spring afternoon which did look far more Spring like by the Lake.


Dusk started to arrive early so we headed back via the Hall and gardens.


Sometimes you do get lucky…..  an encouraging start to Spring.


I hope you are luck and enjoying a spring with not too server weather…. but as always

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

16h February

(C) David Oakes 2023

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