We know that spring is on its way because snowdrops have started appearing all over the region. If you’re travelling around Dorset, here are the best places to catch sight of some snowdrops and, a few suggestions of places to stop off for a cheeky drink or something to eat while you’re there!

Kingston Lacy

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Managed by the National Trust, Kingston Lacy is home to thousands of snowdrops, which is unsurprising considering that there are almost 35 acres of gardens on the estate! Apparently there are over 40 different variety of snowdrop that can be found around the gardens here! Entry to the garden is free for National Trust members and tours of the house is included in the cost. Like most National Trust properties, Kingston Lacy is also home to a lovely café full of delicious menus made up of locally sourced foods.

Affpuddle

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This charming village looks like its stuck in a time warp with its quaint thatched cottages. The village has huge areas of green space which are overcome with snowdrops at this time of year!

Mapperton House and Gardens

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Nestled in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside, Mapperton is a peaceful place to be on this sunny February Wednesday! Our gardens are open for Snowdrop Sundays on the 9th and 16th, 11am to 4pm, and The Coach House cafe will be serving delicious hot drinks, cakes, soup and sandwiches. #mappertonmagic #beaminster #dorset #snowdrops #mapperton #thingstodo

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Home of the regular Snowdrop Sundays where garden lovers are welcomed to the house to see the abundance of snowdrops on the grounds, this is a great spot for anyone wanting to catch sight of the flowers. Plus the café is open where you can grab some amazing homemade treats and refresh yourself with a cup of tea. Find out more here. 

Compton Valence

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First sign of spring….snowdrops! #spring #snowdrops #countryliving #dorset #simplepleasures #midlifewomen

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During the snowdrop season, make sure to take a trip to Compton Valence, a small village near Dorchester. The village is often blanketed with snowdrops at this time of year and is well worth a visit!

Have you spotted any snowdrops on your journey around Dorset? Show us your pictures on Instagram.

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