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Picture Gallery: Raveningham Hall's snowdrops are all ready for the open gardens

PUBLISHED: 14:54 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:27 01 February 2018

The snowdrops cover the grounds of Raveningham Hall ready for opening of the gardens. 
Picture: Nick Butcher

The snowdrops cover the grounds of Raveningham Hall ready for opening of the gardens. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Raveningham Gardens has opened its gates to visitors for snowdrop season.

Gardener Carol Chase looking at the display of snowdrops that are on display in the gardens of Raveningham Hall.
Picture: Nick ButcherGardener Carol Chase looking at the display of snowdrops that are on display in the gardens of Raveningham Hall. Picture: Nick Butcher

The gardens opened to the public today, and visitors are invited in to enjoy drifts of snowdrops in the main garden as well as tours by gardening expert Richard Hobbs until Wednesday, February 28, excluding Saturdays.

Raveningham Hall is the home of Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon and it was Sir Nicholas’ mother, Priscilla Bacon, who added snowdrops to the garden.

Mr Hobbs will lead snowdrop tours on Sunday, February 11, at 11.30am and 2pm and will talk about the different varieties planted by Priscilla. Tours start from the tearoom courtyard and are included in the garden entry charge.

The gardens are open from 11am to 4pm each day, or dusk if earlier, and proceeds from the openings on February 11 and February 18 will go to Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospice in Norwich.

The snowdrops cover the grounds of Raveningham Hall ready for opening of the gardens. 
Picture: Nick ButcherThe snowdrops cover the grounds of Raveningham Hall ready for opening of the gardens. Picture: Nick Butcher

Admission costs £5 for adults and £4.50 for concessions, with children under 16 free. For more visit www.raveningham.com or call 01508 548480.

Snowdrops and aconites provide a colourful attraction for visitors to Raveningham Hall and Gardens.Snowdrops and aconites provide a colourful attraction for visitors to Raveningham Hall and Gardens.

Snowdrops and aconites provide a colourful attraction for visitors to Raveningham Hall and Gardens.Snowdrops and aconites provide a colourful attraction for visitors to Raveningham Hall and Gardens.

The snowdrops cover the grounds of Raveningham Hall ready for opening of the gardens. 
Picture: Nick ButcherThe snowdrops cover the grounds of Raveningham Hall ready for opening of the gardens. Picture: Nick Butcher

The snowdrops cover the grounds of Raveningham Hall ready for opening of the gardens. 
Picture: Nick ButcherThe snowdrops cover the grounds of Raveningham Hall ready for opening of the gardens. Picture: Nick Butcher

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