07 February - 29 February 2024 | Included with admission

Snowdrop Walk 2024

Update: Due to the recent weather (and slugs!) the snowdrops are now past their best. Take a look at our Snowdrop Watch page so you can see exactly what the snowdrops are looking like before you visit.

A walk in the gardens at this time will provide a welcome boost to flagging winter spirits. Wrap up warm and enjoy a self-led tour of the snowdrops. During your stroll you will also be able to learn interesting facts about snowdrops.

Snowdrop Walk 2024

  • 07 February - 29 February 202410:30 - 16:30
  • Activities are included in normal admission prices unless stated otherwise.

Around 140,000 snowdrop bulbs have been planted in the Gardens over the past few years including a mix of single and double snowdrops, interspersed with some unusual varieties in the Winter Garden such as the yellow tipped ‘Wendy’s Gold’, a giant Galanthus called ‘Colossus’ which at 9 inches is one of the tallest snowdrops you can find and Galanthus ‘Green Brush’ with its unusual green tipped flowers.

Discover the blossoms of camellia, quince, daphnes, hellebores and early daffodils such as ‘Early Sensation’. In the Winter Garden discover a wonderful selection of heathers and dogwoods including Cornus ‘Sanguinea’.

Fragrant February Flowers

Immerse yourself in the intoxicating aromas of the Scented Garden this February. The fragrance drifts through this area of the gardens at this time of year as these fragrant flowers blossom in the warmer air after the cold spell. In the winter months you can distinguish the scents from individual plants more easily than you can in the summer when fragrances tend to mingle. The Daphne is particularly strong, but so are the Witch Hazel, Christmas/Sweet Box (Sarcococca), Viburnum, Edgeworthia and Mahonia. Discover the Scented Garden on the path leading to the Water Maze/Lake Walk, just at the beginning of Faith’s Garden.

Then head to the Moat Café for a warming drink and bite to eat to to round off a lovely day.

Snowdrop Walk Information


Always check the latest details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted on some dates, please check before booking.

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