February 2017 Blog

Snowdrops, Snowdrop’s everywhere

A visit to RHS Rosemoor Great Torrington.

spin-1Winter time is of course an ideal time for David and I to enjoy visits from the family and we were delighted to have my sisters come to stay this past weekend. When deciding what they would like to do or go and see the answer was clear we want to see the snowdrops, now we have drifts of snowdrops at the Spinney but a walk to the end of our drive didn’t have the same ring to it as Snow drop Valley at Wheddon cross or RHS Rosemoor. As I have visited both on several occasions I let the girls choose. RHS Rosemoor was chosen and I was rather pleased as not only do they have a fabulous display of snowdrops and hellebores both firm favourites with me they were also hosting there Winter Sculpture exhibition.

Blessed with a sunny day we took the 30 minute journey to RHS Rosemoor enjoying the North Devon country side as we travelled along the B3232. The garden has year round interest and the magnificent display of sculptures did not disappoint. It was a most enjoyable addition to our garden visit. My favourite, well that would be difficult but if I had to pick just one piece then the amazing sculpture of the otter diving through the reeds cast in stainless steel would have been the one I would have loved to take home to The Spinney.

spin-2We wandered around the garden for a couple of hours or more enjoying the wonderful display of snow drops and hellebores Mahonia and Daphne. We meandered on through woodland to find the lake and we were so pleased we did it was set against a back drop of brightly coloured bushes of red and gold dogwood the display was breath taking.

The restaurant provided us with a warming cooked lunch of Exmoor beef casserole topped with cheese scones served with vegetables from the kitchen garden, it was fairly priced and delicious and a request for extra gravy was met with a smile such excellent service.

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