The Scottish Snowdrop Festival returns this February with events running from February 1 March 16, 2014, during which visitors can experience this delicate bloom in a variety of stunning locations across the country.
A diverse range of 53 gardens, including 8 new additions, will showcase beautiful snowdrops, some of which are open exclusively for the event. Properties taking part range from walled gardens, urban retreats, historic castles, churchyards and woodland walks. As their name suggests, snowdrops may not even wait for the snow to melt before emerging from their winter sleep, instead pushing right up through the snow a delightful sight for the winter-weary.
New gardens taking part this year include:
• Rossie House, Perthshire
• Bruckhills Croft, Aberdeenshire
• Craichlaw House, Dumfries and Galloway
• Islay Estate, Islay
• Cambo Estate, Fife
• Finlaystone Country Estate, Renfrewshire
• Castle Kennedy, Dumfries & Galloway
• Dunninald Gardens, Aberdeenshire
Full details of the event, plus for great travel offers check out www.visitscotland.com