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Hodsock Priory

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We went on our annual visit to Hodsock Priory the week before last to see the snowdrops. It was a little strange to find that there weren’t as many flowering as there usually are. I think we shall have to visit again next week and see if this recent milder weather has encouraged them to do better.
Here are a few of the photos I took. Usually there are a lot of Hellebores flowering too but the majority were only a few inches above ground.
This is Hodsock Priory..

Here you can sit around the campfire and enjoy a burger or sausage, etc.

The red and gold Cornus stood out beautifully by the side of the lake.

The gardeners planted Sarcococca on either side of the path and the scent was almost over powering. Walking through it was the highlight of the visit for me.


These Snowdrops are planted in a small protected area by the inner wall.


We just had to call in at the café for a yummy slice of cake and a cuppa before we left. And treat myself to a couple of pots of snowdrops from the plant sales area.

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Very nice, thanks for sharing. The Narcissus are nice and so early.

21 Feb, 2017

 

That's a lovely garden Dawn. Pity you were disappointed by the snowdrops but its a great excuse to go back for another visit (and another slice of cake...)

21 Feb, 2017

 

I love winter landscapes and it looks very nice there Homebird.....shame about the snowdrops. Same with our Tete aTete Narcissus...they were well in flower this time last year(nearly finished but the ones in the back garden are a couple of weeks from flowering)

22 Feb, 2017

 

A lot of the snowdrops have been slow to flower this year!! ours included, which is nothing new!! as you say a good excuse to pop back......did you buy some special snowdrops?

22 Feb, 2017

 

I especially like your close up pictures of the snowdrops - the snowdrops in the parks in this area are a lovely show and our garden snowdrops are flowering well - Hodsock Priory looks interesting - thankyou for sharing - jane

23 Feb, 2017

 

We went on Monday Homebird and thought the same we need to time it better next year, didn't they have some lovely hellebores in the plant sale area though, I came home with 2 ooops ;-)

23 Feb, 2017

 

Nice blog, thank you for sharing your visit. Just wish I knew where Hodststock Priory is. Have looked in my Nat Trust Book but haven't spotted it, perhaps it's a private place.

23 Feb, 2017

 

It is a private estate Ff. It's at Blythe near Worksop in Nottinghamshire. The woodland walk with snowdrops is open 10am-4pm from 4th Feb - 5th March.
Simbad, wasn't the scent from the Sarcococca amazing. I wish they had put labels for the different types of snowdrops.

24 Feb, 2017

 

What a lovely place Homebird shame all the snopdrops were not out I found mine late this year.

24 Feb, 2017

 

Yes it was lovely and the honeysuckle :-), the bees were very active in the hives too and loads round the plants in the sale area , yes I didn't see many labels either there was a really huge flowered single one I liked in the woodland but no label .

25 Feb, 2017

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