Seven foot bloom joins early snowdrops

Snowdrop at PainswickThe first signs of spring are here, with snowdrops already making an appearance at Painswick’s Rococo Gardens.

The gardens are famed for their snowdrops and this year looks set to be an early display.

The mild autumn means that a few snowdrops are already in flower in time for the garden’s re-opening on Saturday. And the team are expecting the main snowdrop display to be early this year.

“We expect it will be in about two weeks time rather than four weeks,” said Paul Moir at the garden.

“Last year the main display time was mid-February, this year it’s going to be mid-January.”

And there’s the chance to see seven foot high snowdrop at the garden until the end of March.

The Painswick Rococo Garden is displaying a sculpture by Malvern mosaic artist, Victoria Harrison.

“It’s covered in little pieces of glass and really is beautiful,” said Paul.

The garden is open to the public daily from Saturday 10 January.

There is also an article in The Stroud News and Journal.