Featured Garden – Bennington Lordship

Posted by on Mar 12, 2016 in Gardens, Hertfordshire, Open Gardens, Places to visit | 0 comments

Bennington Lordship: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS

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This is their most popular event when the gardens are carpeted in a spectacular display of snowdrops around the remains of the Norman Castle and surrounding moat. Hellebores, Aconites and winter flowering shrubs are also in flower, as well as the coloured

stems of Acers, Cornus and Willow around the lakes.

A collection of rare and unusual Snowdrops has been
built up over the years many of which can be found growing in the borders & a labelled collection of 200 varieties is kept in and around the walled Kitchen Garden. Refreshments are available on weekdays and Saturdays in the tea room, on Sundays in the village hall. Opening times 2016: Daily from Sat 6th Feb – Sun 6th March, 12 – 4pm.

After the large drifts of Snowdrops have faded in late March the gardens are covered by Scilla bithynica a dainty relative of the Bluebell that is just as invasive as its wild cousin. With large clumps of Daffodils flowering at the same time Easter is a good time to visit, the orchard in particular is a carpet of blue and yellow. Opening times 2016: Sun 27th & Mon 28th March, 12 – 4pm

http://www.beningtonlordship.co.uk/snowdrops.shtml

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