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Pensthorpe snowdrop walks

Walk amongst the snowdrops at Pensthorpe Natural Park this New Year

There are many delights the winter season brings us; frosty mornings, starling murmurations and romantic low light, provided by the sun. One of the most enchanting spectacles of nature, at this time of year, is the blanket of snowdrops that dress the Wave & Wave Line Garden at Pensthorpe Natural Park.

Pensthorpe snowdrops
Designed by landscape and garden designer and Chelsea Flower Show multiple gold and silver medallist, Julie Toll, the Wave & Wave Line Garden is a sea of calming white and green from January through to early March. Snowdrops are one of the first signs of spring, indicating that warmer weather is on its way.
Pensthorpe snowdrops
The most common species of snowdrop, which feature in the garden, take the scientific name Galanthus Nivalis, translated from a combination of Greek and Latin meaning ‘milk white flower’ and ‘snow like’. This accompanies two other species that can be seen at Pensthorpe; Galanthus Elwesii and Galanthus Woronowii, and when the winter sun spreads itself low across the landscape, this combination makes the most perfect setting for a heart-warming stroll under the comforting tree canopies of the gardens.
Beautiful snowdrops at Pensthorpe

The Wave & Wave Line Garden is one of four gardens at Pensthorpe that encourages visitors to discover a sensory treat of textures, shapes, and colours throughout all four seasons. Its framework of gently rolling yew hedging and simple planting structure ensure that the Wave Garden enjoys lush foliage throughout the year. Situated beneath a canopy of native oak and birch trees, this shaded Norfolk woodland garden offers a romantic landscape, which has been further enhanced by atmospheric, locally produced sculptures that seamlessly blend in with their surroundings.