Weeping Ash, the beautiful hidden garden located just next to the Centre, is magical in any season, but at this time of year it is snowdrops that take centre stage; creating a sea of white carpets throughout the garden.


Annual Snowdrop Festival

February is one of the months when a visit is a must and this year there are three Sundays when the garden will be open to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme’s annual Snowdrop Festival.

There are more than 100 varieties of snowdrops in Weeping Ash which can be experienced from 11am until 4.30pm on 11th, 18th, 25th February and 4th March, for a small donation to the National Garden Scheme; a gardening organisation which has raised more than £45m for nursing and caring charities since it began in 1927.


A garden full of inspiration and ideas

Weeping Ash Garden has been designed and created by John Bent when he retired from the garden centre business in 1988, transforming a piece of land next to Bents that previously housed nurseries and greenhouses.

He has used hidden paths and wooded areas to create a sense of natural growth and history, using his expertise to establish a garden of all year appeal and interest throughout the seasons.

And it isn’t just snowdrops adding a splash of colour to the garden at this time of year.  Other highlights include winter cherries, winter clematis, witchhazel, callicarpa and vibernum dawn. Mahonia provides a wonderful scent whilst the bright twigs of dogwoods give structure and depth.  It is a must visit for garden enthusiasts who will be transported into another world from which they can take inspiration and ideas for their own homes.


For further information about Weeping Ash Garden and the National Garden Scheme visit:  http://www.ngs.org.uk


Or call Customer Services on 01942 266 300 to arrange your own group visit.