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Visitors invited to enjoy snowdrop season at gardens

PUBLISHED: 11:29 25 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:29 25 January 2018

Snowdrops at Raveningham Gardens. Picture: Courtesy of Raveningham Gardens.

Snowdrops at Raveningham Gardens. Picture: Courtesy of Raveningham Gardens.

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Raveningham Gardens will once again be opening to the public for snowdrop season.

Visitors can enjoy drifts of snowdrops in the main garden as well as tours by gardening expert Richard Hobbs.

The gardens will be open from Thursday, February 1 to Wednesday, February 28 - excluding Saturdays, from 11am to 4pm each day, or dusk if earlier.

Proceeds from the openings on February 11 and February 18 will go to Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospice in Norwich.

Raveningham Hall is the home of Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon and it was Sir Nicholas’ mother, Priscilla Bacon, who added snowdrops to the garden.

Mr Hobbs will lead snowdrop tours on Sunday, February 11, at 11.30am and 2pm and will talk about the different varieties planted by Priscilla. Tours start from the tearoom courtyard and are included in the garden entry charge.

Admission costs £5 for adults and £4.50 for concessions, with children under 16 free.

The tearoom will be open serving light refreshments.

For more information visit www.raveningham.com or call 01508 548480.

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