Mount Stuart: Snowdrop Walks 2014

Mount Stuart: Snowdrop Walks

Weekends throughout February

Embrace the early signs of spring and celebrate the annual snowdrop festival by taking a self guided walk through the blanket of snowdrops that cover the Mount Stuart estate.

Snowdrops appear so small and delicate, yet they are fearless, braving the crispest frosts and emerging undamaged after being buried by snow. In fact, they are very hardy and the colder the weather, the longer the flowers last. The common snowdrop's scientific name – Galanthus nivalis – is very apt, as Galanthus means 'milk flower' and nivalis 'of the snow'

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