Never be stuck for anywhere new to visit around Chester in the blooming season! Many of our Gardens of Distinction play host to the beautiful snowdrops that are famous for appearing at this time of year. Visit each one and inspire talents within you and your family for naturistic photography.

Dunham Massey - Head over to Dunham Massey to experience the highlights of the winter garden bursting with fresh snowdrops and other flowers on a tour with the Garden Guides. They’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have about gardening at this time of year and have reams of knowledge about the season-specific plants and flowers. On the tour you’ll witness the beautiful arrays of fresh snowdrops and gather ideas for your own garden. Discover the unique historic features such as the Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount. There is also an expansive deer park which is home to a herd of fallow deer, as well as a fully restored 400-year-old working sawmill powered by a water wheel.

Rode Hall & Gardens - Motivate your inner traveller and get yourself, friends and family down to Rode Hall for their spectacular display of over 70 different varieties of alluring snowdrops. The snowdrops have multiplied over 6 generations of the Wilbraham family; who got their talents from gifted gardener relatives, and this passion and care continues to the present day. Some of the rarest varieties can be viewed at the two acre Walled Kitchen Garden and an unmissable vista is located down the Colonel's Walk. From just £2-£5, and with the option of a shorter or longer walk, the snowdrops and the Repton landscape are accessible to all and can be enjoyed by everyone, including dogs! Visitors can also buy Rode Hall snowdrops to plant at home (including limited amounts of many of the more unusual varieties).

Ness Botanic Gardens - The award-winning Ness Gardens, part of the University of Liverpool, showcases some of the rarest foreign plants from countries such as China, Tibet and Nepal. Original areas like the Rock Garden have been reinvigorated and new areas such as the Water Gardens and Mediterranean Banks have been developed to further the incredible beauty of Ness. The attractive array of snowdrops will keep you and your party transfixed as you walk around to admire them. There are also 4 hectares of wild flower meadows which bloom into all their glory as they attract over 600 different varieties of wildlife including insects, birds and other mammals. After your charming walk around Ness, enjoy a rest with a refreshing drink and a hearty, hot meal at the on-site Garden Kitchen.


Ness Botanic Gardens
Summer at Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness is located on the Wirral, with fantastic views across the River Dee to North Wales. They were originally created by Arthur Kilpin Bulley. He was passionate about plants, especially new plants being introduced to European gardens from China, Tibet and Nepal.

Rode Hall & Gardens
Historic House / Palace
Kitchen garden at Rode Hall & Gardens


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