Snowdrop’s At Castle Kennedy This Weekend

The first signs of spring as Snowdrops take centre stage at Castle Kennedy Gardens for its weekend opening from Saturday 4th February.


It may still officially be winter but it is a good time to get out on a crisp sunny day and enjoy the extensive displays of this pretty little flower the ‘Snowdrop’ as the Gardens open its doors once more to visitors wanting to enjoy the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  With weekend opening at the Gardens from 4th February through to 26th March, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival is a special event for the Gardens as it opens up routes on the extensive estate that are not normally available to explore.

A special route around the picturesque black loch is opened up for walking or driving round which allows visitors to view the most scenic of woodland routes taking in the Tongue Burn, a delightful burn running through the heart of the woodlands with stunning displays of Snowdrops.


The Gardens themselves are home to wonderful displays of Snowdrops in and around the 16th century Castle ruin, with more specialist varieties found in the Walled Garden. The shores of the Black Loch are also included in the new walking route which makes the Gardens the perfect place to explore. This year the Snowdrops have already made an appearance in perfect timing for weekend opening hours from 10am – 5pm from Saturday 4th February.


Following the ‘Snowdrop Trail’ visitors to Castle Kennedy Gardens are encouraged to enjoy a hearty bowl of homemade soup and delicious, Snowdrop-themed home baking in the Garden’s Tearoom using the best of fresh, local produce.  The tearoom is operating its usual menu so firm favourites; ploughman’s sharing platter, quiches, chicken club ciabattas and of course our deliciously moorish choice of cakes are available throughout the weekend opening.


For more information on Castle Kennedy Gardens  visit www.castlekennedygardens.com


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