Snowdrops around Exeter

On all of my recent walks lately, I’ve been thrilled to see little signs of spring. There is so much more wildlife around, the bird song is noticeably more varied and cheerier than it was, and there are pretty little flowers decorating the hedgerows! Snowdrops have arrived and shown us that lighter days and warmer weather are coming, however long the winter may feel!

On a recent walk near Escot, I saw a poster advertising Escot Church’s Snowdrop Weekend. Here are the details –

The church is easy to find near Escot, with its own car park and (outside) toilets. There are snowdrops all around and lots of footpaths to allow you to make an it if a trip of it. It is muddy underfoot and the River Otter flows close to the church, so definitely take wellies if you’re planning to explore!

This led to wonder what other snowdrop events may be on locally, and reminded me of the incredible display we saw at Hodsock Priory, Notts a couple of years ago.

Killerton House is a favourite spot of ours for spotting spring flowers, and they have a half term Spring Flower Trail. You can also explore there woodlands nearby such as Ashclyst Forest, and Danes Wood. In March they have a Snowdrop Planting event, where you can plant in memory of a loved one and ensure the carpets of flowers keep coming.

There are also some charity events, such as Snowdrops and Soup this Saturday in Exeter, in aid of Hospicare, and Andrews Corner on Sunday near Okehampton, in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

Also on Dartmoor, near Chagford Stone Lane Gardens are holding a planting weekend in March.

Slightly further afield, there’s Snowdrop Valley on exmoor, which runs a park and ride service to the best of the flowers.

For even more ideas, check out these ideas from Devon Life.

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