We are very nearly ready to begin our 2018 season. The garden is being tidied and the snowdrops are performing extremely well! It has been a long busy winter and we have seen lots of changes in the wood in order to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
The pavilion has been given a new lease of life! A new name – Uncle Geordie’s Shed – named after Mrs Whitley’s uncle who’s Will provided the funds for the original pavilion.
A purpose built kitchen extension so that guys at Open Air Foods can bring you an even more fabulous array of seasonal food every weekend.
The pavilion has also had an upgrade – New windows to the back to bring in more light, more seating and a beautiful new woodburner to keep everyone warm and toastie during the colder months.
Justin, our head gardener, has been working extremely hard devising new trails so that you can take in the best of the season, whatever time of the year. Beginning with a comprehensive snowdrop trail. Maps will be available from the gate.
With over 80 varieties of magnificent snowdrops planted in swathes throughout this beautiful 60-acre woodland haven, it’s sure to be the perfect place to come and escape this winter. Among them are Galanthus ‘Evenley Double’, a special snowdrop which was developed and propagated on site, and other notable varieties such as ‘Hill Poe’ and ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’. Spot them as you follow our many paths and rides, weave your way through the tall trees, and take a stroll along the bank of our peaceful stream. You might even spot the roaming guinea fowl!
Uncle Geordie’s Shed will also be open during the weekends, with great food provided by the team at Open Air Foods.
Snowdrops for sale during weekend Gatehouse opening hours
Join us for some half term fun.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day show our feathered friends some love by making heart shaped bird feeders. Everyday of half term 10am till 3pm
Or have a go at our winter scavenger hunt and see what you can discover in the wood.
Usual admission prices apply Adults: £5 Children: free of charge
Bird Feeder activity: £1