Snowdrop weekends are generally held in mid February but this is weather dependent and they sometimes change with minimal notice. Make sure you check the individual websites for opening dates and times before you make a special journey.

A walk along the river and often. teashop to boot!

A privately owned house.

Snowdrop Teas Open Days
10 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday

During this weekend at Braziers Park, visitors will be welcome to walk around the estate to savour the delights of Spring and come for tea and cake in our pop-up tearoom inside the main house. Our collection of snowdrops is spread throughout the woodland and gardens.Free maps of the snowdrop walk will be available from the house and guided house tours will run at intervals throughout the weekends. Home to the Braziers Park intentional community since 1950, residents will be on hand to speak to those interested in life at Braziers.Dogs are welcome at this event, but we ask that they do not come inside the house (with the exception of registered assistance dogs) and that they are kept on a lead at all times. Gates open 10 am – 4 pm. A limited number of Bed and Breakfast rooms are available – advance booking is essential. Admission is £4 for adults and parking is £5 per vehicle. We have limited parking space and want to encourage lift-sharing and using public transport where possible (we are easily reached from Reading or Oxford by the X39/X40 bus service). Tickets will be available on the day; however, advanced booking is strongly advised. Events like these help to keep Braziers running!

Just a stone’s throw from Oxford and within easy reach of London nestles Waterperry Gardens. Made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies here from 1932 to 1971, it’s now home to 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, a quality plant centre and garden shopgallery and gift shopmuseum and tea shop.

Waterperry Gardens are open year round but run a couple of dedicated snowdrop weekends in February. There are more than 60 varieties of snowdrops in the garden

Plan a day out with friends, family or a peaceful walk alone along the River Lambourn at Welford Park and enjoy the magnificent sight of the spectacular snowdrop carpet through the beach woods.We have over 150 cultivars of Galanthus spread around the gardens.  These have been collected over the past 20 years by Deborah Puxley, a few purchased, several swops and many generous presents.  It is worth spending a little time to see if you can spot the differences:  colour of foliage; width of the leaf; length of the pediment; petal shape, number, and markings.  But please, please do not touch or pick!! There are always pots of Galanthus Cultivars and Galanthus Nivalis "thinings" to buy and on Thursdays we invite specialist nurseries to have a stall in our Plant Market

Drifts of snowdrops poking up through the woodland floor and along riverbanks are a welcome sight during these cold, winter months. They generally flower between January and March and are a sure sign that spring will return again!

Look out for them at woodland reserves like Warburg Nature Reserve.

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