Monthly Archives: February 2020

Snowdrop Sunday – 23 February


Following flooding caused by Storm Dennis Temple Balsall’s popular celebration of the first signs of spring will now be taking place a week later than planned on Sunday 23 February from 2 to 5pm. Visitors can enjoy the spectacle of the snowdrop carpet around the churchyard and gardens, along with tours and information about this interesting plant of which many variations can be spotted by the Galanthus enthusiast.

The nursery bed in the Walled Garden features less well known snowdrop variants including some local specialities.

Refreshments will be available in the famous Old Hall of the Knights Templar and the 14th century St Mary’s Church will be open as usual.

An interesting introduction to the history and varieties of snowdrops is available here: Snowdrop Sunday Handout 2020  (PDF)