Visit one of Norfolk's secret gardens to see stunning snowdrops as part of a special festival running in February 2024. 

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) raises money for health and nursing charities through admissions and refreshments.

More than 70 places in Norfolk will open in 2024, ranging from small cottage gardens to large country estates, and most are not usually on show to the public. 

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The NGS visiting season begins in February with its popular Snowdrop Festival and these are some of the local highlights.  

1. Lexham Hall 

Where: Lexham Hall, East Lexham, PE32 2QJ

When: February 4 and 11: 11am-4pm

Price: Adults: £6, children: free

Enjoy a lovely ramble through fields and woods carpeted with snowdrops and some winter shrubs. Walk back through the walled garden with its crinkle-crankle wall. 

Eastern Daily Press: Snowdrops at Horstead HouseSnowdrops at Horstead House (Image: Supplied by National Garden Scheme)

2. Horstead House

Where: Mill Road, Horstead, NR12 7AU

When: February 10 and 11: 11am-3pm, also by arrangement February 1 to 18 

Price: Adults: £5, children: free

A stunning display of snowdrops carpets the woodland setting with winter-flowering shrubs. Another beautiful feature is the collection of dogwoods growing on a small island in the River Bure, which flows through the garden. 

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3. Bagthorpe Hall 

Where: Bagthorpe, Bircham, PE31 6QY

When: February 18, 11am-4pm 

Price: Adults: £5, children: free

A delightful circular walk that meanders through a splendid display of snowdrops and then returns through a walled garden.  

4. Raveningham Hall 

Where: Raveningham, NR14 6NS

When: February 19, 2pm-4pm

Price: Adults: £22 (includes homemade teas), children: free, pre-booking essential

Join Sir Nicholas Bacon (former president of the RHS) for a guided walk around the many varieties of snowdrops growing in the gardens and parkland of his home. 

Eastern Daily Press: Snowdrops at Old Hall FarmhouseSnowdrops at Old Hall Farmhouse (Image: Supplied by NGS)

5. Old Hall Farmhouse  

Where: Little Wood Lane, Swanton Novers, Melton Constable, NR24 2RE

When: February 22 and 24: 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm 

Price: Adults: £10, pre-booking essential 

The Old Hall Farmhouse is new to the NGS and you can enjoy a morning or afternoon visit to this charming garden full of snowdrop cultivars, hellebores and other winter-flowering plants.

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6. Chestnut Farm 

Where: Church Road, West Beckham, NR25 6NX 

When: February 25: 11am-4pm, also open by arrangement until July 28

Price: Adults: £5, children: free

A mature three-acre garden developed over 60 years with collections of many rare and unusual plants and trees. There are more than 100 varieties of snowdrops.

Dogs on short leads (excluding at Old Hall Farmhouse) and refreshments are available at all of these spots, book at