Spring is officially on the way with sightings of snowdrops across Gloucestershire — and Batsford Arboretum near Moreton-in-Marsh is home to one of the county’s most spectacular displays.
From late January to February, visitors can explore the 56-acre arboretum as it bursts into life, with thousands of snowdrops transforming the winter landscape into a floral display that belongs on your Instagram grid.
With Batsford’s expert gardening team having planted countless snowdrops over the years, the seasonal display only gets more and more impressive each year.
Complemented by the yellow hues of early flowering daffodils and vibrant aconites, as well as pretty pastel cyclamen and daphnes, Batsford Arboretum boasts a gorgeous spring palette to brighten up a winter’s day.
Green-fingered visitors who find themselves inspired by the arboretum’s snowdrops can create their own displays at home, with snowdrops ‘in the green’ available to buy at Batsford's onsite garden centre.
In addition to snowdrops and spring-flowering bulbs, the arboretum is home to over 1,000 botanical species from across the world, delighting nature lovers, horticulturalists and anyone with a passion for the great outdoors.
There’s also a children’s play area to keep little ones entertained, as well as light refreshments and hot lunches served at the Garden Terrace Cafe. Dogs on short leads are welcome, too.
Batsford Arboretum is open daily from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
Tickets to the Cotswold attraction can be booked online in advance via batsarb.co.uk, costing £9.95 for adults and £3.50 for children aged four to 16, including Gift Aid — with free admission for little ones under four.